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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 likes to disciple young people in the gospel.) Noun form: a person who is dedicated to a school of thought or a teacher Discipline Verb: […]

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 in the rush of crowded rooms at a busy time. I wonder… did the innkeeper ever discover the identity of the baby? Did he learn […]

7 Reasons to Study Poetry

(Special post from Miss Amanda Windes, veteran Language Arts teacher at Bradford Academy) Over the years, Bradford students have memorized tens (maybe hundreds!) of poems, listened to one another rattle off silly and serious poetry, and studied poems in class. Sometimes, poetry can seem like a foreign language – strange wording, distant meanings, disconnected from […]

Time to Get Serious About Screen Time

Tech is everywhere. I am concerned. I am concerned about technology and our children.  Don’t misunderstand me; I appreciate technology. However, studies are reporting an increased amount of screen time among children, and at the same time other studies are linking screen time to negative consequences.  We need to take this issue seriously. Using technology […]

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