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Spineless and rude - Lorne Gunter

Talk about intellectual cowardice and appalling bad manners. Today, Ryerson University will award an honorary science doctorate to Margaret Somerville, one of Canada’s most renowned and respected academics.  Read more...

Steady As She Goes - Theodore Dalrymple

The relation of language to thought has long been a philosophical puzzle, one to which no universally accepted answer has yet been given.   Read more...

Striking gold in a vast online rubbish dump - J. Fraser Field

J. Fraser Field says a powerful experience of Christ's presence inspired him to embrace the Catholic faith and eventually to form the Catholic Education Resource Center.   Read more...

Students Speak Up In Jefferson City for Working Poor - The Catholic Key

The sixth grade class of St. Patrick School in Kansas City, north, meant business when they came to press lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 575, a measure that if passed will provide the first state earned income tax credit to working poor families.  Read more...

Study: Private Voucher Students Outperform Peers - CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

A Harvard University study released Monday finds that African-Americans who receive private educational vouchers perform better in elementary school than their public school counterparts.  Read more...

Suffering and Joy: Bringing a Joyful Spirit into the Classroom - Douglas McManaman

What do I want to say to teachers? I want to say, and hopefully show, that what teachers do daily in the classrooms, in the halls, in offices and while supervising Cafeterias, what they do daily has a holiness and a dignity that many of them are almost entirely unaware of.   Read more...

Superior Catholic Schools Already Exceed Common Core Standards - Daniel Guernsey

Now that new and more concerning information regarding the Common Core is coming our way, there is no harm or foul in hitting the pause button or changing course.   Read more...

Supreme Court Supplants Parents - Daniel Cere

With this month's ruling, the judges of the Supreme Court of Canada placed themselves between parents and their children and sided with those pressing for the inclusion of gay-parenting literature. The decision clearly signaled that the role of parents as primary moral guides for their children's education is now "subject to judicial review" by our nine lords of the law.  Read more...

Take back the class, one row at a time - Carol Milstone

A report prepared by the Ontario Coalition for Educational Reform, for which Mrs. Morrison served on the steering committee, calls for the return to things such as desks in rows, classroom discipline (but not corporal punishment) and standardized testing. In short, says the coalition, dispense with today’s child-centred approach to education, and allow the teacher to regain control of the classroom.  Read more...

Teach Manners - Thomas Lickona

Manners are minor morals. They are the everyday ways we respect other people and facilitate social relations. They make up the moral fabric of our shared lives. They need to be taught.   Read more...

Teacher’s Guilt - Gregory Roper

In the middle of the fall semester, I find myself thinking back to the end of another school year, for it was the time that changed my teaching for good — and, I believe, for the better.  Read more...

Teaching Girls and Boys Differently - Zenit

Boys and girls have marked physical and psychological differences and hence they have to be educated differently. This is the thesis of a book published earlier this year by psychologist and family doctor Leonard Sax.  Read more...

Teaching Maturity and Considerateness at Home - JAMES STENSON

James Stenson provides a brief, but clear outline of what exactly we mean when we speak of maturity, why it is so important, and how to go about teaching it in the home and at school.  Read more...

Teaching Moments on Sexuality - Janet E. Smith

On several occasions, Catholic parents have approached me about how to talk to their heterosexual teenagers about homosexuality. Many teenagers are very accepting of the homosexual orientation; they think it is just as natural as a heterosexual orientation.  Read more...

Teaching Open Level Religion - Deacon Douglas McManaman, Francis Hill & Thomas Benton

Here are some general principles on teaching open level courses.  Read more...

Teaching the Virtues - William J. Bennett

When I was Secretary of Education under President Reagan, I visited an elementary school in Raleigh, North Carolina. As I did at many of the 120 schools I visited during that period, I taught a lesson there on George Washington. Afterwards, I asked the kids if they had any questions, and one little guy raised his hand and asked, “Mr. Secretary, when you and President Reagan and the other people get together at meetings of the Cabinet, do you really eat Jelly Bellys?”  Read more...

Teenage Magnanimity and the Beautiful - Douglas McManaman

Anyone who has worked with teenagers knows that the happiest and most emotionally healthy of them are those who aspire to great and honorable ends.  And certainly not all of them do.    Read more...

Ten Things That Really Make a Difference - Laura M. Berquist

Homeschooling is about raising children, forming them in the right way, academically and spiritually, and achieving these goals with the children's cooperation. Without the children's cooperation, these goals can't be achieved, because the goals are primarily realized in their hearts. So acquiring the cooperation of your children, in the right way, becomes a matter of grave importance.  Read more...

Ten Traits of a Great Teacher - Theresa A. Thomas

We’ve all had good teachers and bad ones. What makes us scurry quickly from the latter and flock to the former? I believe it is just a few characteristics or traits that just about anybody can develop.   Read more...

The Academy vs. the Humanities - Sir Frank Kermode

AS a retired professor of English who now and again returns to teaching, I am aware that the work I try to do with my students has less and less in common with what is going on in adjacent classrooms. I regret being out of step, but it is too late to break the habits of a lifetime, and in any case I cannot believe that they are bad habits.  Read more...

The Adolescent Society - James S. Coleman

In one of his early writings, excerpted in the following pages, James S. Coleman, the brilliant sociologist who later wrote the famous report on the equality of opportunity for education (the “Coleman Report”) and the first study of public and private schools, identified the essential high-school problem: “our adolescents today are cut off, probably more than ever before, from the adult society.”  Read more...

The Beauty of Holiness and the Holiness of Beauty - Vancouver Synod Study Commission on Teaching the Faith

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The Breakdown of Morals and Christian Education - Étienne Gilson

The subject matter of this lecture is the relation which obtains between the liberal State and Christian education. By liberal State, we mean any state which does not set itself up as the ultimate end of its citizens. By Christian education, we mean the kind of education which is given in schools in which the whole life of both teachers and pupils is informed by the love of Christ.  Read more...

The Broken Covenant: Where Are You? - Ken Dick

The aim of this lesson is to increase the students’ awareness of the human need for the savior. It is suitable for a grade 9 or 10 class and employs scenes from the movie Cast Away Instructional time will vary with the number of activities and objectives selected. A total class time of three hours is required for the teaching of all objectives included in the lesson.  Read more...

The bureaucrat's crusade - Father Raymond J. de Souza

The government isn't content to oppose bullying. It wants to change Catholic teachings.  Read more...


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