Teaching Sentence Diagramming as Story Telling

by Catherine McChristian June 6, 2016

In his book Teaching as Story Telling, Kieran Egan encourages teachers to incorporate imaginative story-telling techniques into our lessons. But how can we teach grammar as a story? How can diagramming sentences spark the imagination? The aim of this workshop is to explore how to set up the task of diagramming sentences as a mystery […]

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Grammar Imagination Language Teaching

The Integrated Imagination

by Andrew Peterson June 28, 2015

The creative act, as suggested by J. R. R. Tolkien, is one of the purest expressions of the image of God in us. Andrew Peterson discusses the redeemed imagination and the way stories, music and art can be signposts to the Kingdom.

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Imagination Music Story / Stories Tolkein

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

by SCL Journal April 18, 2015

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 […]

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Grammar School Imagination Pedagogy