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Good Knight Dad Podcast

Good Knight Dad is Midland Classical Academy's weekly podcast. General and Brandon challenge, equip, and empower MCA dads to step up to their God-given mandate to train their children up in the LORD. Each episode uncovers and explains the purpose behind one or more of the many quirky things that make up classical education at MCA.


It is our prayer that this tool will help you leverage everything MCA offers as you live out Ephesians 6:4. "And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord."

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General Echols and Brandon Shuman discuss the vision and values of Midland Classical Academy.
General and Brandon discuss the biblical vision for education and how MCA conforms to that vision.
General and Brandon interview Collin Pedersen on the powerful influence of being a dad. Collin shares his story and insights into how he strives to be faithful with the mantle of fatherhood.
General and Brandon give an overview of classical Christian education.
General and Brandon interview Lee Dunn, veteran and current MCA dad of four, about what a father's responsibility is in the education of his children. Lee shares valuable wisdom and practical tips from his ongoing experience about how he has assumed this responsibility as an MCA dad.
MCA's Athletic Director, Ron Miller, joins a discussion with General and Brandon about the role Athletics plays in Engaging Minds, Pursuing Christ, and Discovering Greatness at Midland Classical Academy.
7th Grade is a big transition year for any student - all the more so at Midland Classical Academy. General and Brandon sit down with Scott Layh, MCA Dad of an 8th, 7th and 5th grader and husband to MCAG 6th grade teacher, Jennifer Layh, to discuss winning strategies for parenting during this exciting season.
Great Books form the heart of MCA upper schools classical curriculum. General and Brandon explain what these classes are all about and what they are trying to accomplish, but most importantly how dads can enter into the student's Great Books experience and to better engage and guide their children towards what is right and true.
As it is open season for Mastery with Honors Project ("MH Project") applications at the MCA upper school, General and Brandon discuss our unique approach to honors classes and how they spur students on to discover greatness.
Did you know that at the upper school most assignments can be revised for partial credit? General and Brandon discuss the purpose of revisions at MCA and in life as well as strategies for using them wisely.
How important is reading aloud? At what age can my kids manage reading entirely on their own? Are audiobooks just as good? General sits with A.J. and Megan Perea, parents of 3 1/2 at the grammar school, and discusses these questions and more regarding readalouds.
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