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Clapham Blog

10 Tips to Encourage Dinner Time Conversation

Tonight's dinner was Thai Red Curry - and as we sat talking, by the end we were discussing if it is possible to drive from here to Hong Kong. So we tightened the query to whether it is possible to drive from Alaska to Russia. We were pondering...

Podcasts for the Very Young and Young at Heart

Instead of turning to screen time to entertain or babysit your young children, have you considered letting them listen to a podcast? Podcasts can be fun, entertaining, and great for the imagination.

What Are We Watching Tonight?

 

Family movie night is a joyful time for families to gather and have fun together while sharing some peace and quiet. Hopefully, a good time can be had by all, and mom doesn't have to intervene to calm down sibling rivalry.

Grit, the Growth Mindset, and a Biblical Worldview

 

As a kindergarten teacher at a classical Christian school, I recently came across two secular authors who challenged my thinking. For years I wrestled with a lack of confidence and purpose. But intentional Bible study and the influence of godly...

Alumnus Highlight: Stephen Richmann

Stephen Richmann was in the inaugural class of Clapham's Upper School through 9th grade. He completed his high school career at St Charles East, and he is currently a Senior at Hillsdale College where he is majoring in Economics and pursuing a...

Alumna Highlight: Laura Egan

Laura Egan was in the inaugural class of Clapham's Upper School until her family moved to St. Louis. She is currently attending Wheaton College where she will be a Senior this year.  She is majoring in English Literature and minoring in French....

A Call for Focus in Learning: Part 3 - Practicing Attention

You are studying for Physics. It’s hard. The content is difficult. And truthfully, it’s a little boring. You turn on your music and grab your headphones. Some music will surely help you focus and break up the boredom, right? A text comes through....

The Forgotten Stanza of the Star-Spangled Banner

Growing up in Hong Kong, attending a British school and having just a few American friends, I sadly lacked a broad understanding of American history.

 

My limited interaction with Americans meant I wasn't aware of this deficit and assumed the...