Alicia Levitt

The Gift of Music

Martin Luther wrote, “Next to the word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” It is no surprise, then, that the Lutheran church and her schools have a heritage of great music and music education. The Lutheran Schools Partnership schools are no exception.Many studies have… Read more »

How We Spent Our Summer: A Back to School Essay

It’s a classic back-to-school assignment: the “how I spent my summer” journal entry, collage, picture, or essay. While summer has provided a nice break in routine, The Lutheran Schools Partnership was not closed this summer. Here’s a taste of what we have been up to in the area of Academic Excellence while… Read more »

How We Spent Our Summer: A Back to School Essay

It’s a classic back-to-school assignment: the “how I spent my summer” journal entry, collage, picture, or essay. While summer has provided a nice break in routine, The Lutheran Schools Partnership was not closed this summer. Here’s a taste of what we have been up to in the area of Academic Excellence while… Read more »

Chores

I grew up in an 1880’s farmhouse on a dusty, gravel road in rural Iowa. My parents weren’t farmers, but chores were a major part of my life as a child. We had about 4 acres of grass that we mowed on our 14 acre property, and a few more acres at… Read more »

Brain Break Challenge

What do you get when you give a group of students an Ipad or a cell phone and a challenge? Amazing videos! The Lutheran Schools Partnership sponsored a Brain Break Video Contest for our schools to celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week. Many of our schools use websites like www.GoNoodle.com to provide “brain… Read more »

Keeping the Brain in Mind

Last June, The Lutheran Schools Partnership hosted Ann Anzalone, a well-known educational speaker on brain development. This November, Emmaus Lutheran School brought Anzalone back to Fort Wayne to speak to teachers and parents. Anzalone demonstrates what she teaches - we all need to be active learners. Anzalone led her audience through exercises… Read more »

Mindset, part 2

This is part 2 of a 2 part series on Carol Dweck's "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success-How We Can Learn to Fulfill Our Potential". Part one can be found here“I’m just not good at math.” “This is too hard for me, and I’m never going to get it.” “School work is… Read more »