Cultivating a Culture of Affirmation in the Classical Classroom

Martha Reed explores practical ways to promote God-esteem in the classical classroom.

Teachers often view their role in the classroom as one of instruction, correction and encouragement. But this perspective overlooks a key element of any successful classroom culture: affirmation. How can teachers correct and affirm students without buying into the worldly philosophy of promoting self-esteem? By promoting God-esteem. This workshop explores practical ways to promote God-esteem in the classical classroom.

Martha Reed

Martha Reed has a master’s degree in education and began her teaching career in a classical start-up school in Florida in 1995. Her teaching experience covers a variety of age levels, from Kindergarten to college freshmen, and she has several years of administrative experience in Christian schools. For the last eight years, she has taught 6th Grade — her favorite — at Veritas School in Richmond, Virginia. When she’s not teaching, she enjoys reading, garden club and sipping Earl Grey tea. She regularly contributes to the FOCUS on Christian Education blog and frequently speaks at Christian education conferences.

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