Clapham Blog

From Narration to Persuasion: Introducing Clapham’s Upper School Rhetoric Sequence

New Teacher Interview: Erik Bertsche

Erik Bertsche joined the Clapham faculty this fall as our Humanities teacher as well as Upper School Student Life Coordinator.

Why Latin?

Why We Shouldn’t Forget About Physical Education

What is your first thought when you hear P.E.? It might be a time in elementary school when you played endless games of kickball. Or, perhaps, you are taken back to the moment when you ran the dreaded mile-run/shuttle run in middle school. For me,...

Improving Study Habit Efficiency: 9 Tips from Outside the Box

I have been tinkering with “experimental” studying for most of my academic life. For instance, in high school, I would sleep and work at two-hour rotating intervals during exam week. This, I do not recommend!

Observing Advent at Home

 

I was raised in the evangelical church, but my first exposure to Advent was at the age of 12 through the movie Courage Mountain. (Please don’t consider this a movie recommendation. My 6th-grade self thought it was great. I’ll leave it at that.)...

Theseus and the Minotaur

One aspect of a Clapham education that sets our school apart from many is our focus on narration. Why have students narrate? One cannot narrate well, unless one has listened and digested the information given. Narration requires the habit of...

The Napoleonic Human Heart

by Kolby Atchison, Class Seven Teacher

 

In Classes Seven and Eight, our history class has recently concluded our study of Napoleon and the First French Empire which lasted from 1804 to 1815. It is amazing to think that during these eleven years...