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Paideia Ponderings

Paideia Ponderings

By Dr David Stanton
A podcast focused on classical Christian education themes
Thoughts on Thanksgiving
Some thoughts about the importance of thanking God as we enter Thanksgiving week and listening to the words of John Winthrop's message from 1630.
November 20, 2020
Dedication - 2020-2021
A recap of our Prayer and Dedication event for the 2020-2021 School Year.
August 24, 2020
Pandemics and Riots
What is our response as a school during this time?
June 2, 2020
Why 180 days and testing?
Why do we have to go to school for 180 days and do all this standardized testing only to have it wiped clean with a stroke of the pen?
April 14, 2020
COVID-19 and Education
How do we in education respond to the COVID-19 coronavirus?  Here are some thoughts from Dr. David Stanton, Headmaster of Oakdale Academy.
March 19, 2020
Why School?
Why do we have school?  In this quick episode, begin to explore the true reasons for education and what the real role of a teacher is in the process.
March 3, 2020
Secular Humanism
What is secular humanism and why is it dangerous?  How do we combat this growing influence?
January 29, 2020
Should Churches Support Christian Education?
With all the cultural issues surrounding our youth, Bible-based churches should support Christian education.
January 21, 2020
What is the goal of education
Join Dr. David Stanton, Headmaster at Oakdale Academy, as he discusses the goals of education. What do you want your children to learn at school? Hear the differences in public, Christian and Classical Christian education and why it's important to your child or children. For more information go to
November 22, 2019
What is wrong about IB (International Baccalaureate)
Join Oakdale Academy Headmaster, Dr. Stanton, as he discusses the International Baccalaureate and classical Christian education.
October 31, 2019
Classical Athletics: It's how you play the game.
Join Dr. David Stanton as he talks with Oakdale Academy's Athletic Director, Coach DiAntonio about athletics in a Christian, classical school environment.
August 24, 2019
A short history of education
Join Dr. David Stanton in a short history of education which explores the origins of education and how Oakdale Academy uses classical education to instill Character, Truth and Wisdom to prepare students for a life of service to God, family, community, and country. To learn more go to To contact Oakdale Academy about admissions you can email us at For questions please email us at
August 10, 2019
Salt and Light, Really?
Episode 1 - join me as we look at the true meaning of 'salt and light' for our children and the pitfalls involved.
August 5, 2019