Category Archives: Teaching

Farther from Home than Before

Today the folks at Sony dropped the trailer for July’s Spider-Man: Far From Home movie.  The movie holds an interesting position, as it is the first “Marvel” movie post-Endgame.  And this trailer, much more than the previous trailer, gives away … Continue reading

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43: Against Abstraction

This week I started reading the letters of C. S. Lewis.  I’ve skimmed them many times before.   But I’ve never done a full reading like I did with Tolkien a few years ago.  So as I start a new … Continue reading

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After the Rain

These first couple of weeks of school’s fourth quarter has been unexpectedly busy.  Lots of little open loops to manage, really.  Beyond regular classroom and chapel things, we are working on bringing in a “candidate” to fill the holes tied … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: There’s a Name for That, Calvin

Ah, Calvin.  Questioning the place of ethics while fully embracing a version of it . . . We call it ethical egoism. (image from gocomics.com)

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Art and How You ‘C’ It

This Sunday’s classic Peanuts strip was funny and relatable on a couple of different levels. One, it’s something I can imagine students asking.  Two, it’s something I can imagine teachers having a curious time responding.  Sally has definitely thought things … Continue reading

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On Writing the Right Way

A few weeks ago, a dear friend who also happens to oversee our student publications, recommended the work of Benjamin Dreyer.  The recommendation probably came up as she was working on a piece and we were talking about proofreading, something … Continue reading

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Spring Break Incentive

We’re in the home stretch for spring break.  Last week was intense, with classes, a camp, and class service projects.  This week has been a little calmer, though things always seem to pile on as the end of a quarter … Continue reading

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