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The Richness and Relevance of Shakespeare

Reading Time: 8 minutes   At the end of each school year, Dayspring students discover the richness, depth, relevance and excitement of Shakespeare. This final week of school is a whirlwind of activity as students read and act out a Shakespeare play and choose an elective to bring to life an aspect of the play. The last day of […]

A child raises his hands covered in swirled paint.

The Principle of Individuality . . . a Perspective Necessary for Liberty

Reading Time: 5 minutes In Spring of 2019, Dayspring Christian Academy’s Upper School students performed Learner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Based on Pygmalion, a work of George Bernard Shaw, the main character, Eliza, makes the following observation to her friend, Colonel Pickering: “You see, really and truly, apart from the things anyone can pick up (the dressing and […]

Has Google Made Memorization Obsolete?

Reading Time: 4 minutes The art of memorization is a long-standing tradition at Dayspring Christian Academy. From Kindergarten to Senior year the memorization of poetry, the Mayflower Compact, the preamble to the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, the Apostles Creed (in English and Latin), monthly scripture passages (in English, Latin, and Spanish), the Greek Alphabet, student orations, and more, is […]

Upper school students taught rhetoric as part of Principle Approach education.

What is Rhetoric?

November 8, 2017

Reading Time: 4 minutes Got Rhetoric? It would be a good question to ask if you’re choosing a school for your child(ren). Many people these days aren’t familiar with rhetoric as an academic subject. When I say I teach it, eyes often glaze over with tell-tale unfamiliarity. In response, I provide a synonym: speech. “Oh, speech,” they say, “why […]

How To Keep Your Child Engaged In School

Reading Time: 7 minutes   “Oh my gosh, Mom, I was so bored in school today. It was oration presentation day and I thought I was going to die!” These are actual (only slightly paraphrased) words spoken several years ago by my Dayspring high school daughter. The dramatic flair was tinged with humor, but the struggle was real. My […]

A father and daughter at the observation tower at Gettysburg, PA with Dayspring Christian Academy.

A Call To Prayer – Lessons From The Civil War

June 21, 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutes On May 18 & 19, 2017, the sixth grade class of Dayspring Christian Academy toured the battlefields of Gettysburg. As with any Field Study at Dayspring, parents are invited and encouraged to attend. It was my honor and privilege to attend this year’s Gettysburg field study. This blog isn’t about the trip in general terms, […]

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