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Although I love Dave Ramsay, there is one response of his I do not care for. If you have ever listened to his show, you will know when someone asks him how he is doing, he responds, “Better than I deserve.” True Dave, we are doing better than we deserve. But man, sometimes it just...
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Welcome to the final weeks of the school year. That’s right, the 2020-2021 year is officially coming to a close. Around the halls of the school you can hear both the students counting down the exact number of hours left in the year and the teachers making plans for end of the year celebrations of...
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One of my favorite things to do at school is to interview new families. The family is all dressed up. The parents are ready to talk about their children, and the students are ready to see their new classrooms. This week, I was sitting in a new family interview and the parents were remarking how...
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For the last several weeks I have been making my way through the book of Acts. I have been so impressed by the words and works of the apostles. In this time of reading the book, I have been blown away by the same thing over and over. The men spoken of were ready to...
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While preparing to write my article this week I had many things going through my head. First, our house has been full of all things John Adams as my oldest son, Graeme, prepared for his 4th Grade Living History Project. Maybe it is just me but it seems that learning about Adams is way cooler...
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A most Blessed Holy Week to all of you. I pray your week has been full of sweet moments of rememberance. Below you will find five readings on Christ from our five House Fathers. I found these to be a wonderful way to remind myself of the person and work of Jesus Christ while remembering...
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South Campus is a buzz right now with all kinds of Pi Day celebrations. Poems have been written, pies and projects prepared, and plenty of students all sugared up. I sit here, wearing my neon green pi shirt, reflecting on why I love what we do at The Academy. Our Dialectic Students could not wait...
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One of the most common questions I get in sharing our journey to The Academy is why we were even interested in the first place. Why would you want to move to Oklahoma City? This is a question I have thought through many times. I was totally content at my school in Wichita. I miss...
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One of the most influential books on classical education I have read is The Seven Laws of Teaching by John Milton Gregory (PDF available here - http://bit.ly/3qCfDik). If you have not gotten into many texts on the nuts and bolts of how we do what we do, may I suggest this as your place to...
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This week, I am no longer waiting on my test. I am COVID +. It was a weird thing to see the word Positive on a piece of paper and for it to mean so much. My kids will be out if school for at least another week, we haven’t left the house other than...
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