Pencils: Back to School

by Michael Van Hecke, M.Ed.
 

In a world saturated with electronic sounds and images, is it really a big surprise that learning struggles are on the rise? Granted, there are genuine physiological maladies which result in learning disabilities, but there are multitudes of children (and adults) who suffer learning issues which are not related to diagnosable disabilities. Even many good and bright children struggle in areas where they should shine more naturally. 



Revolution or Renewal

by Michael Van Hecke, M.Ed.
 

Once again, I heard a speaker paraphrasing Chesterton in reference to his idea about a revolution, particularly, a revolution is always a return, a re-turning to some ideal that was lost. 

The Catholic University of America welcomed the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education this summer as host of the National Catholic Classical Schools Conference. 



An Education on the Camino

by Michael Van Hecke, M.Ed.
 

This summer my wife and I were blessed to be able to go on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela with our son. The Camino, The Way, is a many-centuries-old pilgrimage across Spain to the resting place of the remains of St. James the Apostle: Santiago.

This is my third Camino, and like the others,

 
by Michael Van Hecke, M.Ed.
 

In a flurry of headlines, one Catholic high school student made nationwide news when his school rejected the valedictorian address he submitted on grounds that it was too political. Reading it confirmed  (more…)