FOCUS ON: ST. THOMAS MORE ACADEMY, RALEIGH, NC

Elisabeth Sullivan, ICLE Assistant Director The first thing one notices about St. Thomas More Academy is the joyful atmosphere. This is not an institution, but a community. From the fire pit, to the chicken coop and organic garden, and especially to the beautiful...

Teaching Virtue: The Dot and the Line

In the cultural wasteland of the ’70s, where peace and love had degenerated into sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll, precious few lights beckoned to youth who met license, pornography, and drugs everywhere. Yet Providence did not wholly abandon us. From time to time, I...

The Liberally-Educated Teacher

By Daniel Coupland What makes a good teacher?  The answer to this question depends in part upon the mission and purpose of the school at which the teacher works.  When we talk about the notion of good in connection to teaching, we need to think about whether the...