Charlotte Mason, Neuroscience, Personhood and the Nature of Human Formation

by Bill St. Cyr June 28, 2015

Answering the question, ‘What forms the human heart and mind?’ 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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Total Participation Techniques — Making Every Student An Active Learner

by Lori Jill Keeler June 28, 2015

Helping students increase their level of engagement and depth of thinking is one of the quickest, simplest, and most effective means of improving teaching and learning. Using these strategies can help you focus on what, and to what extent, your students are learning what you are teaching.

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Lesson Planning for Optimal Student Learning

by Lori Jill Keeler June 28, 2015

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 […]

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The Science of Learning in the Creative Classical Classroom

by Annie Bullock June 28, 2015

The best teaching takes the human mind and its development into account. In particular, understanding how we think and the way we form memories, and thus learn, is an essential foundation for good teaching. This seminar will explore research in the science of memory and cognition and offer suggestions for how that knowledge can be […]

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Grammar: Paradoxes, Divisions, Methods

by Andrew Pudewa June 28, 2014

A contemplation of the first of the Liberal Arts: Some oddities about teaching it and some thoughts about learning it

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History of Regents School of Austin: Lessons Learned

by Rod Gilbert June 26, 2014

Hear the story of Regents School of Austin, one of the most prestigous and highly acclaimed classical schools in the U.S. From capital campaigns to building to staff development and board relations, Rod Gilbert will share the Regent’s story and take questions and answers so that the lessons he learned are shared and make a […]

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Understanding and Using the CTP-4 by ERB

by Doreen Howell June 26, 2014

Many schools who use the Achievement Test CTP from ERB will look at the test results with a “smile” and then file them away, never to be seen again. By doing that schools are losing valuable information that can help them improve instruction for children, improve teaching by teachers, and improve an administrator’s standing before […]

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Classical Education Learning Teachers

Developing a Growth Mindset

by Lori Jill Keeler June 26, 2014

Help your students develop a different way of thinking! The way students think about learning has major implications on what and how they actually learn. We will discuss Carol Dweck’s research on growth mindsets versus fixed mindsets to help improve our ability to more positively impact student learning and help students (and ourselves) think differently […]

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Building a Culture of Learning

by Lori Jill Keeler June 26, 2014

This seminar is for lead teachers, principals, and other instructional leaders who want to build a better learning culture with common language for best instructional practices, develop shared mission and vision, and create more opportunities for collegiality and fellowship on your teaching teams.

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Leaders Learning School Culture Teachers

Assessment that blesses

by Andrew Kern June 26, 2014

When we assess, we can guide or confuse our students, sustain or undercut their work, and bless or curse them. Come and explore how to bless, edify, and ennoble your students while removing and overcoming common obstacles to the blessing we seek.

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The Recovery of Memory–Before We Forget That We Have Forgotten

by Christopher Perrin June 26, 2014

It used to be that students were capable of memorizing large amounts of important literature, Scripture, speeches and important information. If humans have not changed, and are still just as capable of memory, what has changed? Our educational culture, expectations and pedagogy. In this seminar, we will explore the way memory was used, developed and […]

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Math for Goodness Sake

by Josh Wilkerson June 26, 2014

How do we as Christian educators instill in students an appreciation for the inherent goodness of math? This question is of vital importance as many students (and, let’s be honest, some teachers) experience mathematics as confusing, stressful and generally contrary to anything considered good.

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Greatest Challenges For School Heads – learning from one another?

by Peter Baur June 26, 2014

This session provides a unique opportunity to bring up any subject of interest, issues you face, and or problems you need solved and benefit from the wisdom and experience of others. As subjects are raised, Peter will facilitate an efficient and effective dialogue among those gathered providing wisdom and input from others. At the least, […]

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A System for Staff Development – Moving and Growing Together

by Kay Belknap June 26, 2014

Utilizing the Administrative structure to develop leaders and to provide targeted training for faculty and staff.

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Teaching with Excellence

by Lori Jill Keeler June 21, 2013

Both new and experienced classical Christian teachers will be equipped with strategies, techniques, and principles to guide their instruction. Tools for the teaching toolbox along with tips on how to use them more effectively in the classroom will give every teacher more resources to teach with excellence to improve student learning.

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