Voting for Nazis: Cultivating Empathy in the Secondary History Classroom

by Alana Speth November 9, 2018

Teaching European history to 15- and 16-year-olds presents dual challenges. One must get students genuinely invested in events of the past before getting them to empathize with people and situations they perceive as different from themselves. There are two significant barriers that must be overcome: lack of humility and possession of too much information. Without […]

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A Crash Course in Latin

by Paul Schaeffer November 9, 2018

Latin is an intimidating subject to teach! Pronunciation, declensions, conjugations – it is enough to make your brain hurt. In this presentation, attendees will learn the basics of Latin so they can feel confident to teach their students introductory Latin in the upcoming year.

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Cultivating a Culture of Affirmation in the Classical Classroom

by Martha Reed November 9, 2018

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 […]

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Identifying Unknowns: Real Science for Logic-Stage Students

by Steve Mittwede November 9, 2018

Many teachers engaged in science education may recall that, when they themselves were students of high school chemistry, they were assigned the task of identifying an unknown solution. Such an assignment brilliantly thrusts the student into the heart of the scientific enterprise – namely, observation and experimentation. But why wait until so late in a […]

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Logic for the Real World: How to Apply Logic in Today’s Chaotic and Often Irrational World

by Joelle Hodge November 9, 2018

Now more than ever it seems our culture is in need of thoughtful, reasoned discourse and argument. Far from being merely an academic subject, logic brings clarity to our own thinking and also enables us to engage with ideas across disciplines, media and culture. Sometimes teaching students how to think can seem like a daunting, […]

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Studying Rhetoric for College Success: How the Study of Classical Rhetoric Can Prepare Students to Excel in Higher Education (cont’d)

by Joelle Hodge November 9, 2018

Rhetoric seeks to prepare students to “observe all the available means” of persuasion, enabling them to more easily master every kind of writing from analytical reports to argumentative essays. Sadly, many high school educators seek only to have their students write longer papers with long lists of resources and citations, calling that “higher-level” work. The […]

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Studying Rhetoric for College Success: How the Study of Classical Rhetoric Can Prepare Students to Excel in Higher Education

by Joelle Hodge November 9, 2018

Rhetoric seeks to prepare students to “observe all the available means” of persuasion, enabling them to more easily master every kind of writing from analytical reports to argumentative essays. Sadly, many high school educators seek only to have their students write longer papers with long lists of resources and citations, calling that “higher-level” work. The […]

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Virtuous Investment: A Finances Project for Late Grammar/Early Logic School Mathematicians

by Chris Hall November 9, 2018

Let’s say that someone gave you $100,000. What would you do with it? Math students in 5th Grade at The Covenant School said they’d purchase Ferraris, primo Super Bowl tickets, and lots and lots of Legos! The hearts of these newly-minted investors were gradually changed, as well as their knowledge of how mathematics works in […]

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Singapore Math Strategies: An In-Depth Look (w/Susy Willetts)

by Mo Gaffney November 9, 2018

What does a Singapore Math classroom look like and sound like? Throughout this in-depth session, we will demonstrate effective Singapore instructional strategies, including questioning, mathematical discussions and writing in the math journal. You will view student samples and experience the importance of inquiry through the anchor tasks. Come join the conversation and learn this approach […]

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Nurturing Our Youngest Writers

by Mo Gaffney November 9, 2018

“In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God” (John 1:1). Come learn about research on beginning writers and how to develop early writing skills beginning in Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade. This session goes beyond handwriting and spelling. Our youngest learners are full of stories and […]

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Introducing Spoken Latin: A How-To for Beginner (w/Stephen Bryan)

by Marcus Foster November 9, 2018

This seminar will develop the theory and practice of introducing spoken Latin into the classroom. If you’ve ever wondered about the benefits of spoken Latin, your ability to implement it as a beginner or whether it will compromise the core content of your currrent course, then this session is for you. These questions will be […]

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Loving God With Our Minds in Milton’s Paradise Lost

by Jeremiah Forshey November 9, 2018

Perhaps there is no work of imaginative literature in all the Western canon more preeminently about loving God with our minds than John Milton’s Paradise Lost. This session will highlight three ways that Milton’s poem invites its reader to consider what it means to love God with our minds. Practically, the poem presents several vivid […]

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Navigating Middle Earth: Creating Community in Logic School

by Mary Clifford November 8, 2018

Logic School is often viewed as just a bridge between the Grammar and Rhetoric years, but these years are a time of great change and growth for students. Enriching these years with a true sense of community among the students is essential to a successful Logic School. However, creating a sense of belonging and a […]

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He Who Has Eyes to See: Drawing From Life

by Matthew Clark November 8, 2018

People say it all the time: “I can’t even draw stick figures!” Perhaps you’ve said this yourself. Perhaps you’re even an art teacher! Many people are intimidated by the idea of making drawings – the blank page induces fear! Drawing must be approached with confidence because it is the foundation of all the visual arts […]

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A Practical Introduction to the Liberal Arts

by Kevin Clark November 8, 2018

As the tools and seeds of learning, the liberal arts of language and math have important implications for teaching and learning in the classical classroom. This session introduces the basic logic of liberal arts teaching through concrete examples.

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