I spoke with the headmaster (Scott Parson) at Geneva School in Manhattan. It was great to hear what they are doing, which includes a real sense of redemptive teaching. “It is easy to fall into the trap of Christian Classical Education (CCE) that creates a performance-based environment that sends a subtle worth-basis on performance rather than grace.” He mentioned decisions as small as an honor roll. Mr. Parson encourages people who seek to start CCE to really define what CCE means to you.
Here are the resources he recommended:
Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning : An Approach to Distinctively Christian Education by Douglas Wilson
Teaching Redemptively: Bringing grace and truth into your classroom by Donovan L. Graham
Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
(I own all but Teaching Redemptively, which looks like an excellent read. Article about Teaching Redemptively)
It will be interesting to see how this continues to play out, part of the effort will need a group of San Diego Homeschool people to rally behind this.