How words change! Here’s a good example. I have two definitions of education, both from Webster:
2017 – Education: The action of process of educating or of being educated.
BUT….back in the 19th century, when we knew less about most things, this is what the book said:
1828 – Education, n [Latin, educatio].… Read more
by Jay Lamagna (class of 2012)
Jay Lamagna graduated from New Covenant in 2012 after thirteen years of enrollment. He attended Virginia Military Institute where he double-majored in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. During his four years at VMI he was his Band Company Commander. … Read more
I have long believed that the uncritical adoption of technology in the classroom for its own sake was a bad idea. My hunches on the matter are counter intuitive, and so thoroughly counter cultural that I realized I had better do my homework on the issue. … Read more
by Jeremiah Forshey
Jeremiah Forshey is a faculty member in the School of Rhetoric where he teaches literature and senior thesis.
When my youngest son James was three, he played games hosted on an educational website to help him learn the sounds that letters make.… Read more
At a recent LiveLink program I was asked, “What is the Purpose of the History Timeline? It’s endearing and amazing to see 5 year olds reciting the Timeline, but the magic of this learning tool doesn’t fully reveal itself until our students become our graduates. … Read more
“Show me what reverence looks like.” Lately I’ve been saying this at the beginning of each of my middle school chapels. The children aren’t being bad; they’re coming from gym, lunch or some other class. They’re jousting with their friends, being noisy, sometimes to the point of rowdiness. … Read more
At a recent LiveLink program I was asked, “How would you summarize the advantages of classical education compared to modern education models?” Glad you asked. First, we should make sure we understand what we mean by “advantages.” If by this we imply better college prospects, long-term earning power, or other kinds of goods, we are limiting our thinking. … Read more
In the fall, 2015, I submitted a master’s thesis to Hollins University entitled Education in Context of Student-Accessed, Digital and Applied Technology. I have since created a seminar based on this research which I have presented at accrediting agencies (SACS/CASI – AdvancED) and at the Society for Classical Learning. … Read more
I experience much discomfort at the oft-heard contention—by no means a new one—that tuition increases faster than inflation and faster than the growth of family incomes. A common conclusion from these paired facts—and they are facts—is that this cannot be sustainable.… Read more
This sign is pretty funny. It made the rounds on FaceBook, and while I probably wouldn’t post it at New Covenant, I sympathize with its message. First, let’s admit it: kids forget stuff. In grammar school parents pack their children’s backpacks and lunches carefully so if something is left out, it’s usually mom’s fault. … Read more