Refreshing Your Toolkit: Engaging Your Students Through A Variety of Instructional Strategies

Allison Jackson leads a practical session to explore ways that rigorous academics can be balanced with different strategies.

Academic rigor need not lead to rigor mortis! Are you stuck
in the lecture rut? Could you use a few fresh ideas? Children
– and adults – benefit from a variety of instructional strategies and learning methods. Students can think deeply and stay engaged when they have the opportunity to play with ideas, move to learn and articulate their understanding along the way. is practical workshop will equip you with creative, classical tools to take back to your classroom. Veteran teachers, please join us to share your ideas and refresh your toolkit. New to classical education or new to teaching? Here we go!

Allison Jackson

Allison is honored to be a part of the Regents community as the 7th-Grade Dean and as a logic science teacher. She loves middle school students, is passionate about the wonders of the natural world, and is ever so grateful for the discipleship-centered approach of classical Christian education. As a pre-med major, Allison earned a biology degree and a chemistry minor from the University of North Texas. Since then, she has taught public high school biology, summer science and nature study camps for little ones – and everything in between. Her career highlights include weekly classes for homeschoolers, establishing a school garden and founding a classical Christian private school with several other families. Allison loves the opportunity to integrate subjects as a classical educator. Her teaching at Regents includes time in the school's garden and singing silly science songs with students as o en as possible.

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