Summer has started! We hope that you're like us and that your summer plans include lots of time for reading, so we're getting things started with a new edition of "What we're reading..." As we do throughout the school year, we'll continue our series this summer each month with a new selection of articles and stories that we have found to be interesting, inspiring, or otherwise thought-provoking.
We hope that you enjoy taking a look at some of the things that have caught our eye of late, and as always, we want to hear what you're reading as well! Please share any links in the comments below so that we can take a look at what you've been reading as well.
This month's review includes another reflection from our own Miss Marie Landskroener on the importance of teaching hymns to children, an interesting look at the idea that all stories follow one of just 6 basic plots, some examinations of technology and social media in relation to children and young teens, an article making the case students should learn cursive first, a look into the famous painting "Girl with a Pearl Earring," and more!
- Children Under Siege in the Digital Age - Allison Burr, The Imaginative Conservative
- Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots - Miriam Quick, BBC Culture
- Young Teens and Social Media - Julie Lowe, CCEF Blog
- On Being a Man - Pastor Matthew Harrison, The Lutheran Witness
- The Importance of Teaching Hymns to Children - Marie Landskroener, CPH Music Blog
- Beginning with Cursive - Logic of English
- The secrets of Girl with a Pearl Earring - BBC Culture (video)