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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...

The campus war against faith - Candace de Russy

The reality is that religious believers on secular campuses, many of them with religious family roots and deep faith commitments, face grim prospects, academically and personally.  Read more...

The Case for the Study of Christian Culture - CHRISTOPHER DAWSON

Christian culture is nothing to be ashamed of. It is no narrow sectarian tradition.  Read more...

The Catholic Church and the Creation of the University - Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

The Church played a central if not exclusive role in the establishment and encouragement of the university.   Read more...

The Challenge Of Secularism - Christopher Dawson

It is no accident that the introduction of universal compulsory state education has coincided in time and place with the secularization of modern culture.  Read more...

The Challenge of Secularism - Christopher Dawson

We are still living internally on the capital of the past and externally on the existence of a vague atmosphere of religious tolerance which has already lost its justification in contemporary secular ideology. It is a precarious situation, which cannot be expected to endure indefinitely and we ought to make the most of it while it lasts.  Read more...

The Classics are not the Canon - ROGER LUNDIN

In an age such as ours, when cynicism and suspicion can make it difficult for us to take seriously anything that fails to meet our own standards or to gratify our desires, the great classics of literature have a unique power to speak to us of our potential and our peril.  Read more...

The Computer Delusion - TODD OPPENHEIMER

In this Atlantic Monthly article the author argues that there is no good evidence that most uses of computers significantly improve teaching and learning, yet school districts are cutting programs-music, art, physical education-that enrich children's lives to make room for this dubious nostrum. Lets think through the matter of computers in the classroom clearly before rushing to embrace them at such great cost.  Read more...

The Content of Our Character: Ten Essential Virtues - Tom Lickona

What is the content of good character?  This is the first question a school must address in developing a quality character education program.  Read more...

The Current Situation of America’s Catholic Schools - The Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, CSB

Certainly there is much to applaud in the American Catholic school system that currently enrolls almost 2.5 million students in its primary and secondary schools.   Read more...

The declining value of an 'A' - Colleen Carroll Campbell

It's a perennial human temptation to lament the laziness and insouciance of the next generation.  Read more...

The Dewey Legend In American Education - FR. JOHN A. HARDON, S.J.

Towering above all other names in the field of educational philosophy is that of John Dewey.  Read more...

The Difference Between Firmness and Cruelty - Theodore Dalrymple

Marie, like all the sentimentalists, believes that firmness and cruelty are the same.  This unwillingness or inability to make proper distinctions is a form of moral cowardice.  Read more...

The Eclipse of Reason - Dennis Buonafede

Early on as a religion teacher I realized that it wasn't so much a lack of faith I was dealing with in my students, it was a lack of reason.   Read more...

The Education of Minority Children - Thomas Sowell

Will Rogers once said that it was not ignorance that was so bad but, as he put it, "all the things we know that ain't so." Nowhere is that more true than in American education today, where fashions prevail and evidence is seldom asked or given.  Read more...

The Enemy Inside the Gates: The Surrender of Catholic Higher Education - Patrick J. Reilly

The Cardinal Newman Society recently commissioned a study on the fidelity of Catholic Colleges in America. The society's president, Patrick Reilly, says that what they uncovered isn't good.  Read more...

The Gentleman’s “A” - David N. Figlio & Maurice E. Lucas

New evidence that tough-grading teachers elicit better student performance.  Read more...

The Gift of Fear - Douglas McManaman

To sweeten the harder points of the Gospel might appear more positive and inviting, but such theology is dangerous and negligent.  Read more...


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