Importance of Reading Books

A Little Background on Classical Education A classical education is one that is based on the Seven Liberal Arts of learning. These  are the skills used to justify knowledge, and the learning of these skills is the traditional path students have used to train their sense of reasoning. In short, the liberal arts teach [...]

By |2020-10-15T07:36:08-05:00October 4th, 2020|education, Students|Comments Off on Importance of Reading Books

3 Strategies for Bible Memory Work

3 Strategies for Bible Memory Work One unique component of Classical Education is memory work.  Who really enjoys memorizing a ton of material?  I don’t know of anyone who thinks this is the most enjoyable way to spend time.  However, our brains are a muscle.  Like your other muscles, the brain needs to be [...]

By |2021-03-31T10:06:02-05:00September 17th, 2020|Bible, education, Home Days, Memorization|Comments Off on 3 Strategies for Bible Memory Work

Golden Campus Update

Golden Campus Update! Dear GDA Families, Our children are back in school and great things are underway! We reached a big milestone—the first phase of the Golden remodel is complete. Thank you to our volunteers who worked hard to get both the Golden campus and River Stone campus ready for students. But the [...]

By |2021-03-31T10:37:14-05:00September 4th, 2020|education|Comments Off on Golden Campus Update

Helpful Home Day Tips for Your students!

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 [...]

By |2021-04-01T10:46:04-05:00August 13th, 2020|Home Days|Comments Off on Helpful Home Day Tips for Your students!

Back to School Anxieties

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 [...]

By |2021-04-01T11:13:14-05:00July 30th, 2020|education, Students|Comments Off on Back to School Anxieties

Gloria Deo Academy 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 [...]

By |2021-03-30T10:39:07-05:00July 15th, 2020|education, GDA Joplin|Comments Off on Gloria Deo Academy Joplin

Are we addicted to 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 [...]

By |2021-03-30T10:39:49-05:00July 15th, 2019|conference, education, technology|Comments Off on Are we addicted to technology?

Get the Most out of Parent Teacher Conferences

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 [...]

By |2021-03-30T10:41:40-05:00October 20th, 2017|education, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Get the Most out of Parent Teacher Conferences

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