When Brent Fischer joined the faculty of Liberty Classical Academy, it was in the middle of a series of changes and new things in his life.
If education is meant to shape a life (which it is), then we must let our students practice living. Living means learning. It means trying and failing and then trying again.
The difference between the kids’ first school and Liberty Classical was something we couldn’t deny. For us, it’s never been about Liberty being perfect. We didn’t need a perfect school for our daughters. We needed a school that was awake.
Have you ever considered making a change? Not something small…but the kind of drastic change that will take your passions and strengths and align them with your talents and abilities? The kind of change that redirects your days and ultimately your life?
Liberty Classical is building lives that inspire. Maybe you’ve heard that before. But those aren’t just words on paper…or…screen. It’s not just a lofty hope. It’s real…and it’s happening. We’re doing it with the curriculum we’ve chosen and with the faith we’re driven by.
Costa Rica. China. Austria. Italy. Germany. Azerbaijan. Indonesia. Singapore. Philippines. Australia. Kenya. East Minneapolis. White Bear Lake.
What do all of these places have in common?
What do Copernicus, Martin Luther, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglas, Marie Currie and Albert Einstein all have in common?
They all received a classical education.
Summer has arrived and your children are home with nothing to do. As a favor to your kids, enlist their help with household chores—they will benefit greatly. Giving children household chores at an early age helps to build a lasting sense of mastery, responsibility and self-reliance with many benefits academically, emotionally and professionally.
Aristotle famously stated that rhetoric is “an ability, in each particular case, to see the available means of persuasion.” In other words, rhetoric is about finding all communicative options in a given situation and carefully choosing effective tools that will most likely persuade your audience.
If you read last week’s blog about the senior thesis, you saw that our students put the kind of work into their final semester that many colleges don’t require of their upperclassmen. They demonstrate a series of learned skills and acquired abilities that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.