Essential Logic: What Every Teacher Should Know in Order to Effectively Utilize and Integrate Logic Into His or Her Subject Area

by Jeremy Sturdivant November 9, 2018

As Classical Christian educators, we see logic as so essential to what and how we teach that we refer to the second stage of learning as dialectic and to the corresponding school as the school of logic. While many Upper School teachers would like to integrate logic into their classes, many have not received formal […]

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Leading the Team

by Andrew Smalley November 9, 2018

How can you help raise teacher and student engagement? How must your approach differ between creative types and educators? Come explore the challenges many schools face and find some answers. We’ll discuss how to harness the creative spirit in your school and examine strategies for follow-through.

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Healthy Student Culture: It Starts with the Faculty

by Jonathan Horner November 9, 2018

Perhaps the best way to have students who love to learn, love each other, and love God is to do those things ourselves. A faculty committed to the historic disciplines of the Christian faith may be the best way to cultivate these types of students.

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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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Christian Classical Education as a Mission Strategy in Africa

by Karen Elliott November 9, 2018

Africa may be reached by the gospel, but Africans say that Christianity “is 2000 miles wide and a centimeter deep.” In the next 30 years, one out of every two human beings will be born in Africa. Should we not be concerned? That explosive growth – combined with extensive poverty and great educational challenges – […]

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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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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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