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Lesson Planning for Optimal Student Learning

The most effective teaching and the most meaningful student learning happen when teachers design the right learning targets and use them along with their students to aim for and assess understanding. This practical seminar will be helpful for elementary and secondary teachers as they strive to be more intentional in their instruction and assessment, with […]

Re-Imagining Grammar School Science: A PK-6 Curriculum

We want our graduates to be the best technical scientists, without exception. At the same time, we also know that all of us, teachers and students alike, are called to something more than technical proficiency when it comes to understanding science. Scientists in our schools need to be masters of facts and frameworks, knowledgeable in […]

Making Mathematics Memorable

This session will begin with a brief survey of works on the art of memory from those of the ancients to modern works on neuroplasticity. Then implications for the teaching of grammar school mathematics will be described, including the teaching of arithmetic proficiency through memorable concrete and visual experiences that result in enduring understanding.

Cultivating A Sense of Wonder

What does it mean to have a sense of wonder and why is it so essential for our students? We will explore these questions as well as the challenges we face as educators in cultivating the quality of wonder in our classrooms, from kindergarten through high school. Please bring your own ideas and experiences as […]

Singapore Math in the Classical School

This session will focus on four topics: the basics of the Singapore math philosophy, how the Singapore math philosophy aligns with classical model of education, teaching Singapore math with fidelity, and how parents can support the children at home.

SCL Journal Spring 2015—Serving the Youngest: Classical Education in the Early Years

One of the distinctives of classical education is that it begins at the beginning. It gives students a solid grounding in the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic and doesn’t start with higher level thinking activities until this foundation is in place. This edition of The Journal is devoted to helping us think about what should […]