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Articles by author: Andrew Kern

The Creative Mind and the Structure of the Soul

by Andrew
Wednesday, 26 June, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
Do you have a creative outlook? Do you confine yourself to uncreative activities? What about your teaching? Is it creative or administrative? Does it nourish creativity in the souls and minds of your students and children? Judging by the haste with which the arts are...
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Becoming an Authority on Poetry

by Andrew
Tuesday, 28 May, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
Over at the LTW Mentor—the Yahoo! group for The Lost Tools of Writing—we have been discussing what book of poetry folks recommend to a mother who wants to give her daughter a gift book. As you might expect, I wandered from the point when somebody asked what to choose...
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The Qualities of the Best Schools

A few years ago I began to make a list of qualities that I see in the best schools I visit. I measure the quality of the school by the depth of its investment into each student’s soul, which may cause this to be a not very practical list. At any rate, here it is. The...
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What "Should" One Do?

by Andrew
Tuesday, 29 January, 2013
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
[T]he ethical question “What should one do?”…elicits not only knowledge, but wisdom, and it draws the interest of the student into any subject, no matter how obscure or far removed from his day-to-day concerns. It challenges the imagination and makes life the...
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The Persuasive Essay

by Andrew
Wednesday, 09 January, 2013
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education
When you start teaching The Lost Tools of Writing™, you notice early that almost all of level one is devoted to teaching the persuasive essay. You might think this rather odd—even boring. After all, aren’t students much more interested in writing stories and exploring...
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