As parents, teachable moments with our children arise on a daily basis. We have all experienced an awkward situation while in a public space with our children—a situation that is the direct result of the choices our children make. My family is not immune to these experiences. One such instance occurred when my family was shopping at a local sports store. Everything was moving along fine until one of our children decided to walk to another section of the store without telling anyone. Not a good idea. Once my wife and I figured out that our son was not with either of us, we panicked. We quickly spread out to look for him along with the help of several employees.
With each passing second, our stress levels rose, along with our anger at his choice to wander off. Eventually a store employee found him back in the sleeping bag section and we were reunited as a family. As parents we were equal parts angry and embarrassed at his choice, yet relieved that he was safe. This teachable moment provided an excellent talking point for the van ride home and another moment to help form our children’s hearts.
Not Just Right Choices
Education, much like the myriad of teachable moments we have as parents, is about forming the heart, mind, and soul of our children. It teaches us about what it means to be human, to be created in the image of God. It teaches us what is worth thinking about and loving, not to mention making the right choices (like not wandering off in a crowded store at the age of four).
John Ruskin captured the power and role of education in society well when he wrote:
“The entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things, but enjoy the right things—not merely industrious, but to love industry—not merely learned, but to love knowledge—not merely pure, but to love purity—not merely just, but to hunger and thirst after justice.”
Cor Deo’s Role
At The Cor Deo School we recognize the role of education and God’s truth. It teaches us about what it means to be human, to be created in the image of God. It cultivates our soul and nourishes our minds on all that is good, true, and beautiful. In the end, we want our students to love what is lovely and pursue God’s truth in every facet of their lives.
Truth is not known unless it is loved. As educators, we are always striving to model, guide, and teach our students to love what is good, true, and beautiful.
We would love to meet with you and share more about why The Cor Deo School might be the right school for your child. Schedule a personalized tour today.