Education in the News
“Mary’s Children has contributed to a renewed spiritual vitality in our school. Parents are pleased that we are recovering some of the neglected historic Catholic traditions and devotions, such as the Rosary,” said Douglas Minson, OLMC’s headmaster….Continue Reading
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While the common-sense approach to early childhood education was standard practice for centuries, it has been abandoned in recent years. Shunning rote learning, we have instead told young children to draw on their own (limited) experience or feelings when completing school assignments…
From The Imaginative Conservative:
Educator Joshua Gibbs weighs in on “signs of health” for a school, including metrics such as a de-emphasis of grades and smiling, happy children. His thoughts are worthy of consideration as we assess where OLMC has been and where we’re headed.
From the CiRCE Institute:
“Students should learn that history is not merely an inert account of self-explanatory details, but is a task of reflection that calls to our deepest sense of our humanity.”
Author Wilfred McClay explains the trouble with how American history is taught today, why a grasp of our history is so essential to being an informed citizen, and why there is a hunger for a non-partisan telling of America’s story.
From Encounter Books:
In the early grades, U.S. schools value reading-comprehension skills over knowledge. The results are devastating…
What if the medicine we have been prescribing is only making matters worse, particularly for poor children? What if the best way to boost reading comprehension is not to drill kids on discrete skills but to teach them, as early as possible, the very things we’ve marginalized…
From The Atlantic: