Category Archives: Teaching

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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Memory and the Season

Hans Boersma, whose Heavenly Participation I hope to write through over the next week or so, just had a short piece published over at First Things.  While it is tied to the season of Lent, it definitely has implications for … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: A Lack of Motel Facilities

I’m pretty sure there will be a lot of work at least a little like this turned in over the next few hours.  A solid batch of Sunday strips today (including this classic Peanuts strip by Charles Schulz).  I’ll post … Continue reading

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