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Technology in the Classical School Classroom

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 […]

Structuring Space and Time for Human Flourishing

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 […]

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

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 […]

Total Participation Techniques — Making Every Student An Active Learner

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.

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

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 […]

Building Community with Cardboard

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 […]

Beauty Will Save the School

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.

The Science of Learning in the Creative Classical Classroom

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 […]