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Clapham Blog

Equipped to Discern

In my past two articles, and at our 2019 Fall Benefit, I addressed The Need to be Equipped. My goal was to unpack the inner logic of the first part of Clapham Schoo’s vision “to equip young men and women to intentionally serve Christ.” In...

Receiving God’s Help in the New Year

The new year is quickly approaching and with it that predictable yet daunting question: “Are you making any new year’s resolutions this year?” 

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....

A Call for Focus in Learning: Part 2 - The Science of Attention

A Call for Focus in Learning: Part 1 - Traditional Views of Attention

"The teacher says my child isn't paying attention well in school." 

Such a thought has put fear into the heart of many a parent. We instinctively know that paying attention is what students are supposed to do in school. When we hear that they...

3 Tips to Help Your Children Develop Gratitude

Gratitude is one of those qualities we all know we should practice more. In our busy family lives it can be challenging to find the right ways to develop a sense of gratitude in our kids without coming across as nagging. After all, telling your...

On Theology

Our culture is hungry for truth, or so it claims. From news headlines to commencement addresses to talk show discussions, the concerned demand for truth seems to be as a strong as ever. And yet, at the same time, there seems to be a daunting...

The Training of the Gymnasium

 

“What has the gymnasium to do with classical education?” we might ask ourselves. Academics have to do with the mind, we suppose, while PE and sports focus only on the body. Some classical education enthusiasts might even be inclined to...