Why the Good Life Sometimes Seems Hard to Find – Keith McCurdy

by Keith McCurdy July 14, 2017

Ever find yourself wondering who is parenting whom as you interact with families? Does what you experience give you pause as parents (and students) pressure you to make allowances for irresponsibility? This session provides insight into the impact current parenting has, directly on your students and indirectly on you and your entire school. With over […]

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Webinar: Triangulating Community Outreach, Parent Education, and Professional Development

by Marcus Foster September 14, 2016

This webinar was led by Mr. Marcus Foster, Languages Department Chair at Covenant Classical School in Fort Worth, TX, on “Triangulating Community Outreach, Parent Education, and Professional Development: The Great Conversation Series at Covenant Classical School.” The webinar developed the Great Conversations Series at Covenant Classical School as a case study. Specifically, we looked at how seminars, lectures, […]

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Cultivating Well-Educated Resident Aliens

by George Sanker June 28, 2015

Over the past year the church has come under increasing attack by a culture that is aggressively rejecting God’s order to reality. These social challenges are clear indications that some of the basic Judeo-Christian beliefs that have guided our culture for centuries have almost completely been eroded. In this context, a classical liberal arts education […]

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90 Days, 90 Dads: Finding Meaningful Connection and Insights from Parents in a Growing School

by Davies Owens June 28, 2015

As any school grows in age and numbers there is an increasing risk of parents having less understanding and appreciation for classical Christian education. Parents with a weak understanding of what differentiates a classical Christian school from other choices are more vulnerable to the larger culture and less prepared to create home environments that are […]

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Encouraging Unity in the Body of Christ: Framing Science Discussions While Seeing Through a Glass, Darkly

by Allison Jackson June 28, 2015

Christians may disagree about the details of ‘how’ and ‘when,’ but for our discussions we agree on this foundational doctrine: 1) Encourage a respectful discussion within the body of Christ and with those outside Christianity 2) Recognize that both strict naturalists who dismiss supernaturalism and strict adherents to certain secondary doctrines within Christianity can squelch […]

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Singapore Math in the Classical School

by Patti Chesney June 28, 2015

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.

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How to Get the Education You Never Had

by Martin Cothran June 21, 2015

Those who are teaching students how to think, how to act, and the basic story of the civilization they live in are already doing classical education, whether they know it or not. But in order to do it well, parents and teachers need to know these things themselves. Classical educator Martin Cothran gives you practical […]

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Purposing to Partner and Empower: Cultivating Relationships with School Parents

by Cyndi McCallister June 28, 2014

How can our classrooms be the catalyst in redeeming the education of multiple generations, past and present and future? Each time we touch a child we are touching the Covenant. We are invited into this partnership by the parents of the children that grace our classrooms. How do we inspire and invite parents to join […]

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Bulding an Effective and Healthy Parent Organization

by Rod Gilbert June 26, 2014

Since parents are the primary educators of their children, then your school must connect with them. I guess that every school at this conference started because a group of parents wanted more for their own children and their city. In your school’s beginning, parents painted walls, mopped floors, bought used furniture, led the board meetings, […]

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Building a Healthy School Community

by Rod Gilbert June 10, 2013

A vibrant classical school must also be a vibrant community of teachers, parents, students, administrators and school supporters. Weaving and building a meaningful community of all these people is an art that requires ongoing effort, planning, assessment and adaptation. It also requires that love animates all our relationships and professional interchange. In this seminar we […]

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Building Parent Partnerships That Last

by Eric Cook June 30, 2012

Have you ever spoken to one of your families and realized they just don’t get it? Ever had five of those conversations in one week? When is the last time you invited a youth pastor to speak at your chapel? Will you ever do it again? Many of our families and churches still do not […]

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The Paideia of the Lord

by Andrew Kern June 2, 2012

Paul tells fathers in Ephesians to raise there children on “the paideia of the Lord.” But does the Bible have a pedagogy for us to follow? In this workshop, Andrew Kern explores what we can learn about teaching from the first three chapters of Genesis, specifically meditating on the apparent approach that the Lord uses […]

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The Enigma Years: Bringing Middle Schoolers along for the Long Haul

by Charles Evans May 28, 2011

We all know that pre and early adolescents are curious little creatures. Grades 5 through 8 are the critical hinge point in students’ academic careers, not to mention the point at which they and their parents will decide how and where to invest their four-year-run-up to college. How do we establish middle years programs that […]

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A New Apology for Classical Christian Education

by Christopher Perrin May 28, 2010

In this seminar I present a defense of Classical Christian Education that features seven reasons why it is the best educational approach for our sons and daughters: 1) It provides a coherent means of understanding God, the world and ourselves 2) It cultivates the human 3) It develops and imparts powers (arts) to students 4) […]

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Keep em’ Coming: 5 Ways to Make Sure Your Parents are Getting Their Money’s Worth

by Chuck Evans May 28, 2009

Christian education is one of the most costly investments parents will make for their children, and in the midst of a recession, many families are examining ever more closely the real value of the education our schools provide. How do we reassure parents that the investment is worth the sacrifice? What priorities should we set […]

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