Encourage Reading for Fun

By |2018-01-06T21:19:30-06:00January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

With homework assignments, music lessons, church, and extracurriculars... one important activity is unfortunately easy to push aside: reading for fun. It can be tempting after a long day of learning and doing homework to let your kids unwind at night with a television show or a tablet. But research has proven time and time again, that childhood [...]

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About the Daddy Daughter Dance

By |2018-01-10T18:32:37-06:00January 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Daddy Daughter Dance is a wonderful opportunity for GDA's little girls to dress up and spend a fun evening with Dad or a significant male role model. We'd like to encourage all of you to not only attend, but also to take advantage of the teaching moments this provides. Children are special and [...]

3 Good Study Habit Tips

By |2018-01-06T21:14:00-06:00January 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

In recent years, cognitive scientists have shown that a few simple study habit tips can reliably improve what matters most: how much a student learns from studying. The findings can help anyone, from a fourth grader doing long division to a retiree taking on a new language. But they directly contradict much of the common [...]

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Get the Most out of Parent Teacher Conferences

By |2021-03-30T10:41:40-05:00October 20th, 2017|education, Uncategorized|

Parent-teacher conferences offer great opportunities to deepen your working relationship with the teacher. It's a time set aside once a year to highlight student strengths, discuss academic or social concerns, and share information about child development. A little thinking and planning will help you make the most of this great opportunity. Respect Everyone's Time Get [...]

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Why Latin is Important to Classical Education

By |2017-09-17T18:55:55-05:00October 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

If you talk to parents or teachers about the components that make up a solid classical education, the answers vary greatly. Some people say classical education means a chronological study of history. Others say classical education means a rigorous curriculum. Perhaps the best answer adopts the trivium as its model: the grammar, logic, and [...]

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Wordly Wise Troubleshooting Tips

By |2018-08-07T15:20:49-05:00September 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Wordly Wise is a great online vocabulary tool that we're proud to use as part of our curriculum. While a great number of families use it without issue, there are times when the quirks of technology pop up and cause some strange glitches. If you have trouble, give these Wordly Wise troubleshooting tips a [...]

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Teaching from a State of Rest: The Video Series

By |2017-09-17T18:28:17-05:00September 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

When it comes to resources that we want to provide for our parents, few are as valuable as the idea of Teaching from a State of Rest. The current school system thrives on chaos. Everything feels so busy and it's a huge factor in the rise of anxiety diagnoses in children. The solution? Classical [...]

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Why Study Greek Mythology?

By |2017-09-17T17:47:22-05:00September 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

It's an honest question. Why do we study Greek mythology? When it comes to teaching a Classical curriculum, many parents are immediately on board with teaching history in chronological order and reading literature that coincides with that period of history. But mythology? That one brings about more questions. HERE'S THE TRUTH: Greek mythology is [...]

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