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Developing a Safe, Curriculum-Centered Europe Trip – Josh Simmons

As classical educators, we love our ideals and ideas, but there’s something magical about seeing students interact with the “concrete” reality of places studied in literature and history. European school trips can incarnate the ideas presented in the classroom, and so serve as a  key part of any school’s curriculum. Nothing makes the French Revolution […]

The Teacher as Curriculum Part 2

One of the pitfalls of modern education has been the centrality of methodology and the corresponding technical specializations of the educator. Instead of being encouraged to learn how to learn or to love a particular discipline, professionalized teachers have been trained to manage people and schedules and to disseminate information according to standardized system. In […]

The Teacher as Curriculum Part 1

One of the pitfalls of modern education has been the centrality of methodology and the corresponding technical specializations of the educator. Instead of being encouraged to learn how to learn or to love a particular discipline, professionalized teachers have been trained to manage people and schedules and to disseminate information according to standardized system. In […]

Education as Formation

Kevin Clark discusses education as a process of being shaped by people and ideas outside of ourselves and the importance of teachers as models of that process.

Puzzle, Proof, and Play: A Pedagogy of Wonder for Mathematics

Most math teachers love mathematics and one of their greatest desires is to nurture a similar love in their students. But more often than they might like the structure of the mathematics curriculum seems opposed to the cultivation of this wonder in mathematics. This workshop will explore how teaching math through a pedagogy of puzzle, […]

Triangulating Community Outreach, Parent Education, and Professional Development: The Great Conversations Series at Covenant Classical School (Ft.Worth, Texas) as a Case Study-Part II

After a summary of last year’s seminar on the Great Conversation Series at Covenant Classical School (Ft.Worth, Texas), this seminar will further develop the GCS Seminars (for parents and teachers) as a tool for organically fostering cross disciplinary integration, cross grade level collaboration, and cross parent pollination with curriculum and pedagogy. The practical side of […]

Classical Economics

Let’s face it – not many of our students will be following in our academic footsteps. The vast majority will be entering the marketplace as businessmen and women. While a classical liberal arts education prepares them well for their careers, the ideology of modern economic scientism they are likely to encounter in college and the […]

Expanding the Toolbox: Various Approaches to Reading Latin

This seminar will introduce a variety of approaches to Latin reading or translation that can be used at a variety of levels in the Latin classroom. Reading in Latin word order, metaphrasing, top-down and bottom-up reading approaches, and disambiguation skills are some of the topics that will be addressed.

Envisioning, Structuring and Situating Earth Science in Classical Education: The Value and Planning of a Course in Earth Science, and Why Earth Science Should Be A Logic- or Rhetoric-Stage Subject

Earth Science (ES) enjoyed a prominent place in classical scientific enquiry, and the weight given to ES continued through medieval and modern times and into the present. Unfortunately, the centrality of ES as a field of study is being lost, even in many classical schools. Increasingly, ES is diminished to facts learned in the Grammar […]