Happy first week of school! It was such a joy to see all of our students and families gathered together to begin our first day of the new year. This community, this relationship between home and school, is fundamental to all we do at ILS. Throughout this year, we’ll be sharing and encouraging discussions on culture-building and culture-shaping, and how we can together support this important work both at school and at home.
One place we’ll share ideas on this topic is here on our monthly "What we're reading..." feature. Each month, we collect and share a selection of articles, sermons, blog posts, or other materials that we have found to be particularly insightful or inspiring. We hope that our ILS families and friends will enjoy spending some time reading and reflecting as well, and then join us at a First Friday Coffee or other parent program to discuss these and other topics.
We also love for families to pass along things they have read that may be interesting to others in our ILS community! Please feel free to share a link in the comments to email us any time!
What to do with your classical education - Lindsey Brigham Knott, CiRCE Institute
Music and the Education of the Christian Soul - , L. Joseph Herbert, Jr., The Imaginative Conservative
What’s a ‘normal’ bedtime for a 5-year-old? Researchers say earlier is better. - Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post
Dorothy Sayers was Wrong: The Trivium and Child Development - Mr. Shawn Barnett (ILS faculty), CiRCE Institute
Sermon: The Marriage of Kirstin Reistad and Mark Pfundstein - Rev’d Christopher Esget, Esgetology
Learning Like Mary in the Age of Martha - Devin O’Donnell, Classical Academic Press
Parents, Don’t Trust Your Memory When Sharing Pop Culture with Your Kids - Cheryl Magness, The Federalist
8 Ways Students’ Tech Addiction is Ruining College - Laura Baxter, The Federalist