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Knowing Your Sources and the Danger of the Internet

Posted by Nicholas DiDonato on

The Internet is a magical place full of memes and cats, but this same magic that is so good at finding ways to waste time is not so good at finding reliable sources.

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Reframing our Minds on Mondays

Posted by Cynthia Marshall on

I hate Mondays.” Check out social media any Monday morning, and you’re sure to be the recipient of photos of disheveled creatures resisting the onset of a new week, pleas for Monday to thwart its own arrival, and even some advice to cure “Monday blues.”

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Aristotle and the Obstacle of Uncertainty in Teaching History

Posted by Nicholas DiDonato on

History has never been more difficult to teach. Ours is an age where seeing is believing: if it’s not on video, it is questionable. Indeed, braggarts on Facebook are commonly challenged with “pics or it didn’t happen.”

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Can We Really Listen To Our Children? Lessons From a Kindergarten Class

Posted by Holly Chaffee on

The kindergarten class was gathered together on the rug, sitting and waiting for me to lead them in our daily math meeting routine. We had gone through a few of the exercises when a young man, 5 years old at the time, raised his hand.

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Curlicue Cues the Brain and Communicates Love

Posted by Cynthia Marshall on

Cursive is not dead despite the fact that many schools no longer promote this art of penmanship and aid to learning.

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The Heart of a Tall Oaks Teacher: Resna Brunson and Stephanie Welch

Posted by Harold Naylor on

Serving others is a bedrock value that Tall Oaks seeks to inculcate into the heart and mind of each student, from kindergarten through twelfth grade.

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Failing at Tall Oaks Is Better Than Passing at a Public School: How a Classical Education Prepared me for Learning in College and for Life

Posted by Karl Mason on

Parents and students who are new to Tall Oaks often wonder if classical education really prepares students for life. Can our students succeed outside of the environment of a small private Christian school?

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Why Should I Contribute to a School that is Financially Well Off? 7 Principles of Biblical Giving

Posted by Harold Naylor on

Responding to this news, a school parent had an interesting response: “If Tall Oaks is in good financial condition, why should I continue to support the school? I want my giving to have an impact.”

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President of Cairn University Visits Tall Oaks to Speak About Unity and to Discuss the Dual Enrollment Program for High School Students

Posted by Harold Naylor on

Recently, Dr. Todd Williams, president of Cairn University, visited Tall Oaks to speak to our students about unity. His primary text was Ephesians 4:1-6. Dr. Williams reminded us that our calling is to walk a different path from the world.

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The Heart of a Tall Oaks Teacher: Rev. Rick Gray

Posted by Harold Naylor on

It is a rare and wonderful privilege to have a former missionary to Africa as the school’s teacher of World Geography, Cultures and Missions. Rick Gray teaches one class at Tall Oaks, but it is one that causes each student to develop a larger picture of the world.

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