"Trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not on your own understanding..." - Proverbs 3:5
We all remember those days in childhood where suddenly something changes in the culture and everyone is just trying their hardest to fit in. This isn’t a new phenomenon, young people have been trying to fit in since the beginning of time. But now, as an adult and a parent, you know that your children are perfect just the way they are and should feel free to express themselves just the way they were made.
Christmas break is over and, as parents and educators in the 21st century, there was a lot to ponder during our time off. Just as we must be adaptable in our vacation plans over the break, we must also be adaptable as teachers. Effective teachers share the characteristic of “adaptive expertise, allowing for making judgments about what it is like to work in a given context in response to student needs” (Darling-Hammond, et. al, 2009). This is especially true for educators in the 21st century.
Depending on where you live, chances are there are several institutions of private education in your community to choose from. And since not all private schools are the same, how do you choose the school that is best for you and your family? To start with, you can begin by doing research on each of the schools you’re considering, but the best way to determine which school is the right fit is to go there and ask a lot of questions. Here are four questions we think you should consider asking before investing in private education.
Some children take to school very easily, while others need a little more support to enjoy their time in the classroom. If your child fits into the latter category there are plenty of ways you can support them and help make education fun. Check out the following three parenting tips to learn more.
For many families, kindergarten is the first big step in your child’s educational future. This is an exciting and precious time in the life of your family and nothing makes it better than returning home to a child who has loved their day of school. But not all children take a liking to school from day one, and some children need encouragement and support from mom and dad to really begin to enjoy learning.
You want nothing less than the best for your children, and to you that might mean investing in a private education. Investing in private school may seem like a luxury these days, but you don’t have to give up on the idea entirely. If the price tag on private school seems too high for your budget, consider the following.
Private education is such a great investment for your children’s future, but how do you know if they are getting the most out of each day? One factor that holds some children back from academic success is a lack of good sleep. Here are three nighttime tips for preparing your kids for a successful day of private school.
In 2017 Emery Latchaw graduated from St. Barnabas. It was at St. Barnabas that two significant things happened in his life. Not only did Emery discover his love for the sciences at St. Barnabas, but he met Mr. Joseph, his 8th grade science teacher. The impact that teachers have on students’ learning and interests are often discussed, and in Emery’s case, it seems to be evident that his appreciation for Mr. Joseph, and his passion for science run parallel. Not only has Mr. Joseph supported Emery in his education, but he has encouraged Emery to attend wildlife camp and pursue his dreams. Emery can easily recall the many experiments that St. Barnabas’ science program offered. “We had a garden where I grew broccoli and brussel sprouts. Every day, we would go to the garden and later we would write a blog about it. It was a lot of fun!”
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As we wind down to the end of the year, you and your children will become more and more inundated with Christmas. And in the midst of all of that holiday joy, it’s easy to forget the real reason we celebrate this holiday. And the more you forget the purpose for all of this joy and celebration the less exposure your children get to the true magic of Christmas.
Whether your kids are well on their way to starting school, or your baby is still learning to walk it is never too soon to find a community that will eventually lead them through their early childhood. If you have one child or a whole soccer team worth of them, you’ll spend a lot of time in and out of their schools, meeting with teachers, and attending school functions so you might as well focus some time finding a place that fits all of your families needs.
St. Barnabas Episcopal School is an accredited private school located in DeLand, Florida.