Helpful Home Day Tips for Your students!

By |2021-04-01T10:46:04-05:00August 13th, 2020|Home Days|

Helpful Home Day Tips The first helpful home day tip is to start your day with prayer and focused time with the Lord. Pray with your child when they are struggling -- patience, attention, understanding, etc. Go over memory work as a family – works great during meal times. Record memory work on [...]

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Timeless Text: The Odyssey

By |2021-04-01T11:04:36-05:00August 5th, 2020|Classical Education|

Timeless Text: The Odyssey As students in 7th grade literature at Gloria Deo Academy were learning from the timeless text: The Odyssey by Homer, one of the requirements was to write about the timelessness of a passage of their choice. This student chose the passage describing a beautiful orchard that Odysseus observed during his travel. [...]

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Back to School Anxieties

By |2021-04-01T11:13:14-05:00July 30th, 2020|education, Students|

Back to School Anxieties As we gear back up for school, you may notice some behavioral changes in your child. Back to school anxieties are normal. He might be extra clingy when you leave to run an errand. She might revert back to using a whiny voice that she hasn’t used in years. Your [...]

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Gloria Deo Academy Joplin

By |2021-03-30T10:39:07-05:00July 15th, 2020|education, GDA Joplin|

We would like to officially announce that there will be a Gloria Deo Academy expansion campus in Joplin, Missouri for the 2020-2021 school year. There has been a strong need for quite some time in Joplin for a school like Gloria Deo Academy, and parents who have been part of GDA for many years have [...]

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Are we addicted to technology?

By |2021-03-30T10:39:49-05:00July 15th, 2019|conference, education, technology|

From the moment personal computing became possible, the debate over its merits and drawbacks of technology in education began to rage. And I’m as technology-wary as the next classical education devotee, but even I can’t deny the possibilities: instantaneous answers to scientific questions; astute explanations for complicated concepts; great books delivered in two days [...]

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26 Letters

By |2021-03-25T12:44:10-05:00June 24th, 2019|Speech and Debate, Students|

A, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k…twenty-six letters; 171,476 words; trillions of possibilities and they all come back to have an effect on us. Know-it-all, giant, goody two shoes, teacher’s pet, over dramatic, your problems don’t matter, you don’t matter, your not wanted here. These were all things that were [...]

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Setting a Good Back to School Routine

By |2018-01-06T20:52:44-06:00August 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

The transition from summer to school can be a struggle for everyone in the family. The early wake-up calls, the after-school activities, and the (ahem) homework means all you really want to do is hit the snooze button. Again. We’ve all been there. You grow accustomed to your leisurely summer lifestyle, but back-to-school time throws [...]

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10 Tips to Finish the School Year Strong

By |2018-01-06T21:26:17-06:00April 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Whether you're the student or the parent, the end of the school year is always the most difficult. Students contract “summer fever” as the end of the year approaches and begin to slack off and lose interest in school work. It is extremely important to finish the school year strong, so we have put together [...]

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How to Teach Logic

By |2018-01-06T22:02:12-06:00February 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Every subject that is systematic has a certain inherent order to it that dictates its approach. For some subjects, this order is more explicit than in others. In mathematics, for example, there is a widely acknowledged sequence of what should be learned and when it should be taught. When working in other subjects, such as [...]

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Homeschool Tips When You Have a Toddler

By |2018-01-06T21:47:45-06:00February 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Let's be frank for a moment. Homeschool days can be hard enough on their own. Throw a toddler into the mix and it can feel like pure chaos! Thankfully, we have several families who've survived the toddlerschool years (the years when you homeschool kids and have a toddler at home who isn't old enough to [...]

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