There is a connection between human flourishing and athletics when athletics is done properly, especially in a Christian classical education setting. The purpose of this lecture is to show how human flourishing can be used to guide the development of a Christian classical school's athletic program.
Society For Classical Learning
Every School Head bears the heavy weight of responsibility, but an effective, unified, executive leadership team not only lessens that burden, enhances the effectiveness of the top leader and extends his/her tenure, but also paves the path for sustained growth and mission accomplishment.
The necessity to acquire a scientific knowledge base often leads to instruction over-emphasizing vocabulary, definitions and algorithmic problem solving. While these fundamentals help students supply correct answers on basic science tasks, they stop short of producing inquirers who are at home asking productive questions, dialoguing with peers and mentors, and articulating explanatory scientific claims supported by evidence and reasoning.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Through examples of people who have pursued excellence through liberal arts education, Margarita A. Mooney explores the key ideas and thinkers who shape the way we think about and practice education.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Join our panel of heads of school from across the country as they discuss and share wisdom and insight, plus the lessons they’ve learned over the past few months.
Reading Time: < 1 minute We will consider how scholé is related to contemplative and restful learning that complements the active learning that is also part of education.
“I Doubt, Therefore I Believe?”: Why The History of Doubt Matters for Christian Educators in a Secular Age.
Using Lundin as a guide, this workshop will 1) briefly trace some of the intellectual challenges of the modern age; 2) read some selections that highlight doubt and faith during this time; 3) and discuss how the idea of "believing again" can help us form Christians with sturdy souls in our own secular age.
Russ Gregg and Roosevelt Wilson share the urgent need for more urban classical, Christ-centered schools in our nation’s cities, and outline the core DNA of Hope Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the ways the Spreading Hope Network can come alongside and support emerging school leaders in the important work of planning, starting, and leading a new God-centered school for children of the city.
This seminar is designed to remind Classical educators about the purpose and philosophy of classical education, identify the nature of the teacher and student and types of knowledge as well as give Classical tools (5 Canons of Rhetoric) to authentically assess students for dialoguing and ascertaining student strengths and weaknesses in all areas of the curriculum.
This presentation will demonstrate how language teachers (especially of Latin and Greek) can incorporate several of Comenius' precepts into their classrooms to enhance students’ motivation and acquisition of Latin.