5 04, 2012

Five Years Old

by Arianne Cope If you think in seasons, plant cereals. If you think in decades, plant trees. If you think in centuries, educate your children. -Chinese Proverb Happy Birthday to my five year old. You are shedding your preschool self and stepping into boyhood. This [...]

5 12, 2011

Home School Insights: Dare to Excel

We take on a pretty big project when we set out to home school our children. What is your guiding philosophy? What risks will you take? What habits will you break? Of course we can’t progress much if we are addicted to the mediocre, the [...]

12 11, 2011

Home School Insights: Who Can Stand?

From the Desk of Rachel DeMille... A Message to Mission Phase Friends: When we began promoting Leadership Education two decades ago, we had little concept of what the future would hold, and only a vague idea of what we wanted to be in that future. [...]

12 11, 2011

Home School Insights: On Entropy, and Allegiance

I have been thinking about the great forces of the universe. One is a creative force, and one, a destructive one. It seems that in the state of nature these forces almost balance. Sort of the “circle of life” scenario, where all things have their [...]

9 06, 2011

Seven More Words on Education – From the Greek…

I recently wrote an article entitled “Eight Words for Education.” A few days later, I came across a similar list outlined by the sixteenth century scholar Roger Ascham (best known for tutoring the children of Henry VIII and navigating that turbulent court without losing his [...]

8 06, 2011

Did You Notice?

Guest Post by Angela Baker Occasionally, I hear this certain voice. It is a kind voice whose message to me is to notice, to learn, to be mindful and aware of what is really taking place around me. Recently I heard this voice and what [...]

23 05, 2011

The Key of Keys in Leadership Education

Allan Bloom wrote in The Closing of the American Mind: “People sup together, play together, travel together, but they do not think together. Hardly any homes have any intellectual life whatsoever, let alone one that informs the vital interests of life. Educational TV marks the [...]

26 03, 2011

How far will you walk with a rock in your shoe?

I’m on a hike. My pack is rubbing my shoulders sore. I’m hungry. The sun is beating down on my neck. I’ve been needing to duck behind a bush for almost 40 minutes. But I press on, enjoying the pure air, the light rush of [...]