We aren't music teachers. We are child teachers who teach music. One of the teachers I used to work with is a very reflective person, and once in a while she sends me a text message out of the blue with her thoughts about this and that. We’ve talked about her family’s road trips across… Continue reading How to Hire a Great Music Teacher
Seeing Northwest Ohio Classical Academy, Golden View Classical Academy, Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County, and Treasure Valley Classical Academy at work was encouraging. Schools across the country are bearing such heavy burdens this year, and with school leaders and teachers carrying the weight, students are learning and thriving and these schools are carrying out our mission day after day.
America’s founders rightly reminded us that the ultimate determinant of our success as a nation would be our ability to sustain a virtuous and well-educated citizenry. The dangerous state of American history education today is about to prove the founders right yet again. Restoring the true teaching of American history would give our young people and our nation a fighting chance to turn the tide, preserving their American inheritance for another generation.
The Class of 2020, at an outdoor graduation on the campus of Founders Classical Academy of Leander. All photos courtesy Nickell Photography. One of my favorite things about school is studying the character of a class. In some fundamental sense, all 4th graders are the same, and all 8th graders are the same, and all… Continue reading Dr. O’Toole’s Speech at Founders Classical Academy of Leander’s 4th Annual Commencement
To help teachers and parents understand Singapore math, I've been writing about how although it can seem difficult at first, it's actually a common-sense approach to mathematics that really gets results. Before you read this post, take a look at an introduction to Singapore math here. One of the most recognizable parts of Singapore math… Continue reading How Bar Modeling Makes Word Problems Easy in Singapore Math
This week and next we're featuring a few simple things students can do to continue their classical education in each subject: literature, history, math, science, art, music, and PE. So, you're at home for the foreseeable future with your young math student. The textbooks are complicated, and on top of that you have responsibilities of… Continue reading Quick Tips for Classical Education at Home: Math