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Angelina Stanford Aug 24, 2016

When I was a freshman in college, schedule changes had to be made the old-fashioned way—in person. That meant waiting in line.  Shortly after that, the university implemented phone registration and then online registration. No more lines. Progress!

But I often reflect on how different the course of my life would be if I hadn’t been forced to wait in line all those years ago.

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Joshua Gibbs Aug 23, 2016

We want to change people. When we make people change, when we bring others into new beliefs, when we persuade others to adopt the habits and practices we have described… we feel our own power. We like to see our opinions become the opinions of others. As we speak, we enjoy seeing our students undergo enlightenment, conviction.

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Joshua Gibbs Aug 23, 2016

This is the code of conduct my students will copy out in their notebooks and recite month by month over the coming school year. I have been using a few of these rules (especially the ones concerning yawning and clock watching) for years, though this code of conduct is adjusted and refined year by year.

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Joshua Gibbs Aug 22, 2016

Last April, I took a class of Medieval literature students to the Cloisters in New York and watched with great chagrin as a docent asked the class for the years of the Medieval era and they all fell silent. I was (and still am) quite proud of the achievements of that class in Medieval study, though when I saw them scrambling for such an obvious fact, I began questioning whether I had really taught them properly.

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Joshua Gibbs Aug 17, 2016

As a Medieval literature teacher, I have a great interest in restoring proper respect for Scripture within classical schools. The Medievals had great respect for Scripture, but little access to it, while Moderns have great access and little interest in Scripture. I believe we begin training disinterest and disrespect for Scripture in our students by allowing and encouraging research papers and theses which rely heavily upon hasty visits to Biblegateway.com.

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Angelina Stanford Aug 13, 2016

I’ve been rereading some of Dorothy Sayers’ detective novels this summer before the madness of my school year officially begins. If you haven’t ever read a Sayers novel, please do yourself a favor and grab a copy. They are delightful in every way.

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Andrew Kern Aug 11, 2016

If you want to learn a foreign language, the first thing you should do is start when you are under four years old, when everything is new and you just take it for granted that this is so. 

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Joshua Gibbs Aug 10, 2016

“…Flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.” –St. Paul

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Cindy Rollins Aug 10, 2016
If you know anything about the universe you know that if you win an award for the pursuit of wisdom and virtue you are going to get a chance to continue the pursuit. 
 
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Marc Hays Aug 9, 2016

A four-hour flight home. Window seat. Perfect. A bird’s-eye view of the planet. Or perhaps just the clouds. Either way, the window seat of this 737 provides a place to lay my head. Perhaps a nap. Sleeping on a plane is not really sleeping. Whatever it is, it needs its own word. An ugly sounding word. A word uncomfortable on the tongue.

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