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Barbara Hansen, Cor Deo Sixth Grade Teacher, with husband Steve Hansen

My student shuffled forward and greeted me with a card held high as if presenting me with a tasty meal on a fancy plate. I took the bright orange …

Setting Your Parenting GPS



Setting Your Parenting GPS

written by Barbara Hansen, Cor Deo’s Sixth Grade Teacher

Life is soooo busy. Even though we all have electronic gadgets to make our lives easier, it seems that there is barely time to catch our breath. I was was once …

On Comfort and Learning to Be Human



Guest writer Nathan Hansen is a senior at New St. Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho, is classically educated, and is the son of Cor Deo’s sixth grade teacher, Barbara Hansen.

I have often gotten into conversations with Nice People (note

Partnering with Your Child’s Teacher



Partnering with Your Child’s Teacher

Your child’s classical Christian teacher desires to partner with you in the important and holy work of shaping the soul of a precious human being: your child. Part of the beauty of a classical Christian education is that your child’s …

Music: Refreshing the Soul



Music: Refreshing the Soul

The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God  and the refreshment of the soul.”    –Johann Sebastian Bach

If you want to enter into an interesting conversation, ask someone what their …

Teachable Moments, Teachable Hearts



Teachable Moments, Teachable Hearts

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 …

A Lasting Decision



A Lasting Decision

Choosing the right school for your child can be a daunting task. The choice of where and how to educate your child is something every family must mull over. It’s a decision that can be challenging and complicated. There are …

The Role of Education in Morality



The Role of Education in Morality

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.” ~C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

I appreciate C.S. Lewis. His writings consistently challenge my presuppositions of life, faith, and education. Whether I’m enjoying …