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The Power of Poetry to Improve Writing

The Power of Poetry to Improve Writing

“Poetry is a window, a way to see inside” (H. Wallace 1). When we study poetry, we discern our inner world and speak into the outer world words that shape history. We follow in the footsteps of master poets who teach us how to play with words to evoke deep emotion,...

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The Book vs. the Movie: More Than Meets the Eye

The Book vs. the Movie: More Than Meets the Eye

Which is better: Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam on the Sistine Chapel ceiling or Haydn’s oratorio The Creation? While you might prefer one over the other, it’s unfair to declare one as “better” because they are completely different art forms. How many times have...

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Are You Stressed? Five Tips to De-Stress Right Now

Are You Stressed? Five Tips to De-Stress Right Now

Let’s face it; times are tough right now. Just about everything in our world feels turned upside down thanks to COVID. Many of us have lost our regular sources of social support as we find our in-person co-ops or other classes, sports teams, prayer groups, mom’s...

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Incorporating Literature into Your Study of History

Incorporating Literature into Your Study of History

A good textbook is a vital tool for the student of history.  It can outline the story of history concisely and can help the student answer the basic questions of when and where and why.  But adding elements of literature can be a valuable way to flesh out your study...

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Grammar Matters: The Far-reaching Impact of Grammar Instruction

Grammar Matters: The Far-reaching Impact of Grammar Instruction

Grammar? Do we really need to learn that? Indubitably! When people dismiss grammar as being unimportant, it’s usually because they don’t understand the purpose of grammar. Grammar involves more than just memorizing the definition of a pronoun or reciting prepositions...

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Can Math Draw You Closer to God?

Can Math Draw You Closer to God?

Lately, I have been entranced with spiders. The bigger the better. The furrier the cooler. The more active the more enticing. I start each morning with a hot cup of coffee in hand, go to my window, which I used to think needed an outside washing, and just stare in...

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Developing a Cohesive Science Curriculum

Developing a Cohesive Science Curriculum

Why should my student study science?  Other than the obvious answer of “to graduate,” I would recommend science classes to assist students in thinking analytically as well as applying theories to reality.  There are several stages of our academic lives, and each is...

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What Can I Do With a Degree in Psychology?

What Can I Do With a Degree in Psychology?

Have you ever thought about what a degree in Psychology could mean for your child? Years ago Psychology was a social science primarily understood as training to be a clinician (a therapist). Today there are so many subfields or specializations within the discipline...

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