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STEM, STEAM, and STREAM? You Don’t Have to Choose

Let me just say it and get it out of the way:  there’s nothing wrong with STEM.  Science, technology, engineering and math are all good pursuits.  President Obama put out the call in his 2011 State of the Union Address, igniting a movement to teach studen ...

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Dr. Paul McClure To Speak To The School of Rhetoric

The School of Rhetoric will have the pleasure of hearing Dr. Paul McClure speak to them on November 13th at 1:10 pm. in the Moomaw Gymnasium. His topic will be, “Identity, Conformity, and Technology in a Rapidly Changing World.” We are honored to have Mr. ...

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Bon Appetit! When Poetry is the Feast

The following post was contributed by faculty members, Kathryn Martin and Starlet Baker, after attending a lecture hosted by the Trinity Forum in Washington D.C. Poet Dana Gioia, the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, was the key-note ...

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New Research on Classroom Tech

New Covenant administrative staff continuously reviews the place of technology in our pedagogy and curriculum. In recent years we have surveyed our graduates in college who have given very specific feedback on the computer skills they felt they needed to ...

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Community Lecture Series

Our Community Lecture Series on October 17, 2019 featured Dr. Tamara Long from Abilene Christian University. Dr. Tamara Long worked with faculty and students, speaking to us on "Helping Students Realize their Potential: Understanding Core Strengths Tha ...

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New Covenant and the National Reading Crisis

I consistently tell prospective parents that there are a hundred ways to teach students how to read. There are also some ways not to teach them. Reading is not a natural function of the brain. Humans didn’t invent an alphabet until 3200 BC, or thereabouts ...

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Thinking About Critical Thinking

During a recent professional development day, the faculty hosted Dan Willingham, Phd, a leading cognitive psychologist from the University of Virginia. Dr. Willingham’s work with the faculty was extensive, and we are pleased to share some of the topics th ...

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The Challenge of a Secular Age

We live in a secular age. Charles Taylor, in his massive book which bears the above title, poses the question, “How is it that 500 years ago it was almost impossible not to believe in God, but now it almost impossible to believe in God?” In the older worl ...

Character Matters Now

Wow!   The last several weeks have driven home to me a singular truth.  Character matters.  And what is character?  Someone quipped, “Character is who you are when you are by yourself.”  Watching the news recently has been pa ...