Devin O’Donnell, Humanities Master and our Upper School Head, recently wrote a 2-part essay for the CIRCE Institute blog called “We Don’t Get It.” He considers Jesus as teacher, and how the Bible challenges our modern assumptions teaching and teachers. The first paragraphs of the first essay are reposted below, and you can read both parts of this engaging meditation at CIRCE’s Web site: Part I | Part II. Read More
Where the goal of education is more than making a living.
Where students and teachers love to learn together.
Where students discover how to love God and His world
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C. S. Lewis famously said that modern education was not about cutting down jungles but about irrigating deserts. (The Abolition of Man: “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.”) What he meant wa, when it comes to education, we don’t need to worry about too much of a good thing, but about making sure that the good has what it needs to flourish.
I think Lewis would have liked Dominion’s mission statement. We say that Dominion exists to “provide an education that cultivates wisdom, joyful learning, and love for God.” With that mission in mind, we’ve spent the last 8 ½ years building a learning community by irrigating deserts. This annual meeting gives us an opportunity to reflect a bit on that journey, and to dream about the next steps in our growth. Read More