Thoughts on the End of the Year

Eidos | 6/25/2019 | Staff
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At the end of this year, The Saint Constantine School saw success by any measure and I will share some of those stories with you over time. Our students did marvelously well compared to peers. The School and College are growing. But the excellent numbers are not what I recall at the start of the summer break, but the joy of our teachers and students: the elementary student who built a “hospital” for an injured frog, the moment in a College class where a student got it, and seeing an excellent teacher tutor a student in mathematics until she grasped the concept.

We are, I trust, a place where we teach a person, not merely a group or grade.

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No parent who loves their children thinks of them as numbers: “Come here 128-06-1528!” A good teacher is similar, teaching a person by name in a system set up to bring liberty to each soul. I think of one of our teachers I saw working to help a gifted student go further: individualizing. Such a Christian education stands against turning students into commodities or groups.

“I am a man, not a number!”

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Prisoner Number 6 shouted this in every episode of the classic British television show The Prisoner. In the 1960’s when the show as made the free world faced a challenge from a totalitarian system that wished to quantify people and reduce them to economic terms. Mass...
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