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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Calling Our Students to Lead: A Leadership Class for High School Students

by Sara Kennedy November 9, 2018

Classical schools beautifully prepare students for a lifetime of learning. Classical Christian schools interweave that scholarship with discipleship. Such graduates are well-prepared to continue their studies at the university level and to flourish as life-long learners, employees, parishioners, artisans and more. But are we doing enough to explicitly call and equip our students to lead? […]

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Why is Discipleship Key to What We Are Trying to Accomplish in CCE?

by Howard Davis November 8, 2018

It may seem obvious, but discipleship is key to what we are trying to accomplish through our Classical Christian schools. However, discipleship is increasingly harder to accomplish in our post-everything world, and it often gets lost as background among all the other goals that we are seeking to accomplish. This seminar will look at the […]

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God’s Glory in Your Students

by Peter Baur November 8, 2018

What does it mean for our students to be image-bearers? Do our students all bear God’s image in the same way? Can we play a significant role in communicating to our students about God’s unique image borne out in them? Through personal stories and powerful imagery, this session will deepen your understanding of the profound […]

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American Civil (Ir) Religion and Christian Peoplehood: Education and the Intuition of Membership

by Ken Myers July 20, 2017

In recent years, there has been a widespread recovery of an awareness that education (like discipleship) is a process of formation that addresses the imagination and the affections. This process involves embodied practices (“liturgies”) within communities that have specific moral and theological horizons. Because children are likely to be malformed by many conventional practices in […]

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Wonder Leads to Worship

by John Mays June 6, 2016

Constant saturation with technology can produce students who are jaded and apathetic. However, humans bearing the divine image are designed to contemplate the wonders produced by the divine hand and worship the creator in response. In this workshop, we will examine the role in of wonder at creation in the process of discipleship. We will […]

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Reclaiming Adler’s Three Pillars for Engaging the Great Books and Students

by Robert Woods June 6, 2016

I would explain Adler’s three pillars as articulated within his Paideia trilogy and demonstrate how using this approach for teaching the Great Books is akin to discipleship and that it is the most engaging approach with rich rewards.

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Integrating the Gospel using the Creation, Fall, Redemption, & Restoration Paradigm

by Pamela Stanford June 28, 2015

All that we do has purpose and meaning, because as believers, we are going somewhere and should want to bring others along on the journey. We will discuss practical ways to help students discern the elements of the gospel across disciplines and specific ideas on how to train students to think redemptively and to put […]

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Charlotte Mason, the Art of Student Formation and the Classroom

by Bill St. Cyr June 28, 2015

Answering the question, What is optimal pedagogy? Bill St. Cyr, Ph.D., Executive Director of Ambleside Schools International, explores the insights of contemporary neuroscience and the ideas of British educator, Charlotte Mason.

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Other Voices: Gerard Manley Hopkins and Science Instruction

by John Mays June 28, 2015

In classical and Christian schools we seek rigorous academics and a robust Christian worldview, but these are not the only necessary ingredients for instruction that ennobles the mind and educates the whole person. In any discipline, there are “other voices” that speak to our hearts and minds. In this workshop we will explore ways that […]

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Science: Discovery and Discipleship

by John Mays June 28, 2015

The history of science is a history of discovery, but the historical role of discovery is now threatened by the limited exposure to nature that is now common among young people. In this seminar, we will examine ways teachers can reinvigorate the study of science in the midst of a culture that has lost a […]

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Doing What Comes Naturally: Design-Based Discipleship

by Jeff Myers May 28, 2009

There isn’t “one best way” to disciple others. Scripture indicates that we have each been given certain gifts to use for the building of the body of Christ. If we disciple based on those gifts, not only will our impact increase, but we’ll also be able to relate life-on-life in a way that is fun […]

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