Tools of Engagement: Drawing Students into the Joyful Pursuit of Music Making

by Tools of Engagement: Drawing Students into the Joyful Pursuit of Music Making July 21, 2017

Today’s music educator must reach the heart of the student while shining a light on the mechanics of making music. In this workshop, teachers will participate in engaging grammar school music lessons that are both challenging and enjoyable, believing all of life is enhanced through an appreciation and understanding of music. Participants will leave with […]

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Teaching with Excellence

by Lori Jill Keeler February 15, 2017

Teaching with Excellence is a seminar for you if you want to be more confident in your role as a classroom teacher. You will be equipped with practical techniques and teaching frameworks that you can implement in your classroom on Monday.

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Webinar: Why Can’t They Just Sit Still?: An Exploration of Dualism’s Impact on Modern Education

by Athena Oden October 13, 2016

The culture of American education is increasingly focused on one goal: higher performance at a younger age. As a result, very young hearts are anxious and fearful under the pressure of expectations that are perhaps beyond their ability. Our prekindergarten to elementary children struggle to sit ‘properly’ in classrooms and wield a pencil to demonstrate […]

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Classroom Motor Development Values Webinar

Technology in the Classical School Classroom

by John Heaton June 6, 2016

Technology tends to promote access to information for larger and larger groups of people, and contributes to the overall well-being of individuals and communities. Thus, technology is a sociological force with results that can be demonstrated, if not accurately measured. In the last 75 years, technology has been viewed by educators with narrower, but higher […]

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Structuring Space and Time for Human Flourishing

by Sean Riley June 6, 2016

In this workshop, we will explore ways of structuring space (primarily classroom architecture) and time (scheduling) to promote the flourishing of faculty and students. Every school has limitations regarding space and time, and no two schools are alike in their limitations, but employing a thoughtful design process can help schools make the most of what […]

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Educational Splendor: A Classical Guide to Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

by Steve Turley June 28, 2015

C.S. Lewis believed that at the heart of our current moral and spiritual crisis there was the loss of objective values. Truth, Goodness, and Beauty are today a matter of mere subjective preference. This workshop will explore the historic nature of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, how the objective values have been lost in modern secular […]

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Total Participation Techniques — Making Every Student An Active Learner

by Lori Jill Keeler June 28, 2015

Helping students increase their level of engagement and depth of thinking is one of the quickest, simplest, and most effective means of improving teaching and learning. Using these strategies can help you focus on what, and to what extent, your students are learning what you are teaching.

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Encouraging Unity in the Body of Christ: Framing Science Discussions While Seeing Through a Glass, Darkly

by Allison Jackson June 28, 2015

Christians may disagree about the details of ‘how’ and ‘when,’ but for our discussions we agree on this foundational doctrine: 1) Encourage a respectful discussion within the body of Christ and with those outside Christianity 2) Recognize that both strict naturalists who dismiss supernaturalism and strict adherents to certain secondary doctrines within Christianity can squelch […]

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Building Community with Cardboard

by Jason Edwards June 28, 2015

Board games have been played since antiquity, enjoyed a late twentieth century renaissance in Europe, and are now rapidly growing in popularity in the United States. Though largely misunderstood stateside, knowledge of modern games suggests that if incorporated wisely, they may prove quite valuable for students, teachers, and parents alike. This seminar will explore the […]

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Beauty Will Save the School

by Jamie Cain June 28, 2015

What role does beauty play in a school’s development? In what ways does attention to beauty help a school fulfill its mission and vision? This seminar will consider the nature of beauty in a school setting, as well as practical means for incorporating beauty at every level of school life.

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The Science of Learning in the Creative Classical Classroom

by Annie Bullock June 28, 2015

The best teaching takes the human mind and its development into account. In particular, understanding how we think and the way we form memories, and thus learn, is an essential foundation for good teaching. This seminar will explore research in the science of memory and cognition and offer suggestions for how that knowledge can be […]

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How big is their iceberg? Connections between conceptual and procedural understanding in mathematics.

by Janet Andreason June 28, 2015

Participants will explore the difference between conceptual and procedural understanding and how each can be viewed and applied in the mathematics classroom. Discussion will center around strategies for developing and identifying conceptual understanding and instructional strategies for supporting student learning of mathematics.

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Classroom Mathematics Pedagogy Strategies

The Sacramental Classroom: Creating Assignments that Invite The Holy Spirit

by Annie Bullock June 27, 2014

The integration of faith into the learning environment requires a delicate balance between guidance and permission to wrestle with core issues, including faith and doubt. Young people need leadership but they also need the freedom to be vulnerable and honest as they explore. This seminar will address practical ways to facilitate trust between teachers and […]

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Teaching with Excellence

by Trish Detrick June 26, 2014

Explore ten skills that every teacher should master in order to achieve maximum effectiveness in the classroom.

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14 Essential Elements of Classical Christian Mathematics Instruction

by Andrew Elizalde June 26, 2014

Contextualize through storytelling; love your subject out loud; color your classroom with traditionas and routines; engage all of the senses as often as possible; contemplate truth, goodness, and beauty; present archetypes worthy of imitation; teach Socratically through problem solving; move from the concrete to the pictorial to the abstract; derive and demystify formulas; canonize arguments […]

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