When you hear the word “poetry” what comes to mind? Hard to understand. Old language. Confusing. Difficult. These are some of the answers homeschool moms gave when I asked this question at a convention recently. Many shared how they hated poetry in school and how, even though they want their children to learn poetry, they […]

July 5, 2023

The Neuroscience of Poetry

the neuroscience of poetry

A few years ago while writing a poetry lesson for my language communication classes, I came across a quote by Charlotte Mason that said, “Poetry takes first rank as a means of intellectual culture.” Intellectual culture? Hmmm. I’d never heard that term. I was intrigued and began researching what exactly it meant. I found scores […]

July 5, 2023

Creating Intellectual Culture with Poetry


We were created for language. It’s the primary way through which we know God. Through His word He speaks to our hearts and minds. Through His word He artfully communicates in a way that connects us to Him. God is the Master of the Art of Language. And we’re changed because of it. From the […]

July 5, 2023

A Living Approach to Language Arts