Whence Rhetoric for The Good Life?

by Joshua Butcher July 19, 2017

Most, if not all, classical educators acknowledge the importance of rhetoric in the curriculum of the liberal arts. Many also recognize that the skills of rhetoric are not limited to one or two classes taken on the subject and persuasive writing or public speaking, but are inculcated throughout the education of a child; from getting […]

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Teachers as Intellectuals, Not Technicians

by David Diener February 15, 2017

Many 21st-century teachers view themselves primarily as technicians: they are professional educators who have been trained with a set of skills that, when correctly employed, will produce the desired outcomes. In this seminar, however, I argue that teachers should view themselves primarily as intellectuals, not as technicians. Teachers are master learners whose primary job is […]

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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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Round Table Conversation: Arts Integration in Classical Education

by Round Table Conversation: Arts Integration in Classical Education June 26, 2014

Designed to facilitate conversation among leading art/music ‘thinkers’ in the classical movement, this seminar will connect educators and administrators to share their best practices and pedagogy for integrating the arts into all subjects.

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Teachers as Intellectuals, Not Technicians

by David Diener June 26, 2014

Many 21st century teachers view themselves primarily as technicians: they are professional educators who have been trained with a set of skills that, when correctly employed, will produce the prescribed outcomes. In this seminar, however, I argue that teachers should view themselves primarily as intellectuals, not as technicians. Teachers are master learners whose primary job […]

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5 Mistakes School Boards Make and How to Avoid Them

by William D. McGee June 26, 2014

Good boards can help good schools become great schools. Poor boards can also tear good schools down. The common mistakes that boards make are not usually the result of wrong intent—in fact, it’s normally quite the opposite. But good intent applied to misunderstood circumstances can have a detrimental effect.

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Living Virtuously in a Virtuous World

by Aaron Gentry June 10, 2013

Information technology can be a great tool for education, but as Christian educators we must think critically about the technology that we adopt into our lives. This seminar will look at the ethical dilemmas posed by some of the most popular aspects of modern information technology and examine the response that we should have as […]

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History of Modern and Progressive Education

by Jason Edwards June 9, 2013

This seminar will trace the history of progressive education, beginning in 1890s with the emergence of several teacher’s colleges that criticized classical learning and advocated a progressive approach that emphasized a differentiated curriculum which divided students according to their likely future occupations. The seminar will trace the leading thinkers of progressive education from Herbert Spencer […]

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A Critique of Modern Assessment

by Andrew Kern June 9, 2013

Modern assessment is not very old and it is not very classical. Where did it come from and why, when it works so poorly and for the wrong reasons, do we practice it so universally? What is useful in our practices and what should we avoid? What would it take to restore and practice a […]

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Building Parent Partnerships That Last

by Eric Cook June 30, 2012

Have you ever spoken to one of your families and realized they just don’t get it? Ever had five of those conversations in one week? When is the last time you invited a youth pastor to speak at your chapel? Will you ever do it again? Many of our families and churches still do not […]

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What is Classical Education?

by Susan Wise Bauer June 2, 2012

What makes a classical education? Is Latin necessary? What is the difference between classical and neoclassical education? How does this change the way we teach? Susan Wise Bauer will discuss the distinctives of classical education and the methods that classical educators should adopt- as well as those that should be avoided. Includes Q&A.

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Discovering, Recovering, Uncovering: The Lost Wisdom behind the Lost Tools

by Ken Myers June 11, 2011

For all modern people, its tempting- even for educators with the best motivations- to reduce the classical approach to a technique in service of ends quite different from those that were served in the great tradition. This seminar will encourage a deeper reorientation of our goals by highlighting some books that describe the telos of […]

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Approaching Evolution

by John Lennox May 28, 2011

How should Christian educators approach the topic of evolution? With brilliant evangelical believers on both sides of the issue, what is at stake in the discussion? what is the role of intelligent design? Is there an alternative scientific model for the origin of biological complexity besides natural selection? Where are the ‘good gaps’? Is the […]

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Classical Christian Education from the Scientific Revolution to STEM

by Christian Kopff April 22, 2011

From Voltaire in the 1700’s to 21st century polemicists and even federal judges, the Scientific Revolution of the 17th century has been interpreted as a move to explain the world as mechanical and godless. In fact, the most important figures in this movement were classically educated Christians. Classical Christian Educators is still important for teaching […]

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Can you Prove it? Ed School Research vs. Classical Education

by Christian Kopff June 3, 2009

Can classical educators provide education school researchers and administrators with the kind of social science research they say they want to authenticate the value of classical education? This seminar will provide some examples of relevant research, but will go on to develop the idea that the defense of classical education should rest on historical and […]

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