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The Word of the Year

A recurring theme this year in my talks to the children has been the importance of words.  By that I mean to convey to all our students that how we […]

Students celebrating Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in Trials and Tribulations

This time of year is one of my favorites. I love the cooler weather and the autumn colors. I especially love the celebration of Thanksgiving, the only truly “Protestant” holiday. […]

A Million Decisions

In my last post I asked the question, “Why do we do the things we do?” I asked the question with the hope that together we would all take time […]

Why Do We Do What We Do?

Why do we do what we do? This is a question that we ought to ask ourselves regularly. We should consider it especially as we invest these two decades of […]

The Obvious Priority of Education

Imagine that you have been selected to participate in a massive sociological research project sponsored by NASA. They have chosen other candidates with similar socio/political views from a variety of […]

Knowing Foundational Principles

Every institution has a set of foundational  beliefs.   This reality always shapes the actions, the attitudes, and the priorities of the institution. For example, a “for profit”  commercial enterprise may […]

Reading Words

I have heard it said that when you have a good book, you are never alone.  I believe it. There is a certain simple pleasure found in being caught up […]

Elementary School at Bradford Academy Mebane North Carolina

Is Your Child Disciplined?

The Latin word for student is discipulus.  From it, we get a few English words. Disciple Verb form: meaning to help make one a better student. (ie.  The youth pastor […]

Is There Room?

Christmas 2020 Dear Bradford Academy Family and Friends, “There is No Room!”  These distressing words were spoken to expectant parents, Mary and Joseph, long ago.  The innkeeper was caught up […]