Dorothy Sayers Was Wrong About the Art of Grammar

by Andrew Selby November 9, 2018

Dorothy Sayers famously wrote that Grammar is the “poll parrot” stage in which younger students memorize many facts. In her influential and often valuable essay, The Lost Tools of Learning, she asserts that she is replicating the medieval understanding of the trivium. We’ll explore the perspective that Sayers’ definition of the art of grammar actually […]

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Art Through the Humanities

by Cathye Price November 9, 2018

In a strong Classical education, it can be difficult to find the time and place for a rigorous focus on the arts. Many classical schools seek to integrate their subjects, weaving content between the disciplines. Although we celebrate a rich history of integrating subjects in order to address and train the whole intellect, teaching the […]

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The Enchanted Cosmos: Mathematics Among the Liberal Arts

by Ravi Jain November 9, 2018

This session will introduce a curriculum and pedagogy for mathematics grounded in the Classical Christian tradition. It will give special attention to 7th through 12th Grades (or pre-algebra through calculus), though many topics will be of interest to K-6 teachers. This classical approach, which is under active development for release through Classical Academic Press, will […]

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A Practical Introduction to the Liberal Arts

by Kevin Clark November 8, 2018

As the tools and seeds of learning, the liberal arts of language and math have important implications for teaching and learning in the classical classroom. This session introduces the basic logic of liberal arts teaching through concrete examples.

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Mathematics in the Liberal Arts Tradition

by Ravi Jain July 19, 2017

While today math teachers often struggle to convince their students of the usefulness of the discipline, the tradition famously advocated the study of mathematics for a completely different reason. The ancients and Medieval believed the study of mathematics to play a crucial role in developing wisdom and the faculty of human reason in students. But […]

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The Teacher as Curriculum Part 2

by Andrew Smith February 15, 2017

One of the pitfalls of modern education has been the centrality of methodology and the corresponding technical specializations of the educator. Instead of being encouraged to learn how to learn or to love a particular discipline, professionalized teachers have been trained to manage people and schedules and to disseminate information according to standardized system. In […]

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The Teacher as Curriculum Part 1

by Andrew Smith February 15, 2017

One of the pitfalls of modern education has been the centrality of methodology and the corresponding technical specializations of the educator. Instead of being encouraged to learn how to learn or to love a particular discipline, professionalized teachers have been trained to manage people and schedules and to disseminate information according to standardized system. In […]

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The Liberal Arts as a Model, not a Modification

by Andrew Smith February 15, 2017

The Christian, classical school renewal movement does not consist of one-size-fits-all method and curriculum. Rather, it is filled with excellent, timeless, and effective practices and purposes for engaging in education. While these practices and purposes manifest themselves in varying and nuanced ways from school to school, they share two things in common: 1) they are […]

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The Christian Liberal Arts: An Education for True Freedom

by George Sanker June 16, 2016

George Sanker shares his journey to classical Christian education and discusses the value of the liberal arts for every student.

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Leading For The Common Good

by Michael Lindsay June 29, 2014

Based upon my research of 550 interviews with American CEOs, senior government leaders, and nonprofit executives, this talk explores how a liberal arts approach to leadership helps develop leaders for the common good.

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Is Chemistry Classical?

by John Mays June 10, 2013

This seminar will begin with a review of the relationship between the contemporary sciences and the role of the classical Seven Liberal Arts in classical and Christian schools. From there we will take a colorful and fascinating look at some ways chemistry allows us to explore truth, goodness and beauty.

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Taking Your School from Good to Great

by George Sanker June 9, 2013

George Sanker has worked successfully at a classical school in Colorado, helping grow and improve the school over several years. In this seminar George and his team will share his current work at the Covenant School in Virginia and discuss how they are laboring to transform a broadly evangelical Christian school without a clearly defined […]

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Introduction to The Quadrivium

by Ravi Jain June 9, 2013

The four liberal arts of the Quadrivium: arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music, have been central to the Western vision of education since the time of Plato and Aristotle. They provide crucial tools of learning for many other areas of study later in the curriculum. They historically undergirded the birth of modern science and had preserved […]

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The Capstone Project

by Robert Ingram June 3, 2012

Signature educational programs can distinguish one school from another in markets that offer attractive options to prospective parents. At Geneva Orlando we created a program for seniors that combines a research thesis, oral defense, a comprehensive “Western Narrative” history experience, academic mentoring, symposiums with faculty, and opportunities to be invited to “Great Conversations” held in […]

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CS Lewis and Latin

by Christian Kopff June 21, 2011

C.S. Lewis had a classical education and read the Greek and Latin classics throughout his life as sources of pleasure and truth, what he called “joy.”. This session will confront his discussion of the Seven Liberal Arts, his Latin Letters to Don Giovanni Calabria, and his recently published translation of Virgil’s Aeneid.

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