Henri Nouwen: Spirituality for Teachers

by Charlie Ritch November 9, 2018

Join this session to examine the intense spiritual nature of the job of teaching. We’ll also explore how the writings of Henri Nouwen might aid in cultivating a healthy inner life and create an atmosphere of spiritual growth in ourselves and our students.

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Recruiting and Retaining Talented Teachers (w/Bob Ingram)

by Jim Reynolds November 9, 2018

Recruiting and retaining talented teachers is a challenge for school leadership. This workshop focuses on the systems in place at The Geneva School to understand staffing needs, recruit talented teacher, and interview and vet prospective teachers. We will focus on the evaluation and retention of talented teachers, including strategies for monitoring and improving the teaching […]

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Enrollment Management: A Case Study in Attrition and Retention (PART 2)

by John Heaton November 9, 2018

Enrollment and Re-Recruitment: Why do students come to your school? More importantly, why do they stay? Do you know? Are you sure? If not, you are quite possibly jeopardizing your ability to deliver on your mission. Building on the data of the preceding session, we will explore management and teacher strategies that will make a […]

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He Who Has Eyes to See: Drawing From Life

by Matthew Clark November 8, 2018

People say it all the time: “I can’t even draw stick figures!” Perhaps you’ve said this yourself. Perhaps you’re even an art teacher! Many people are intimidated by the idea of making drawings – the blank page induces fear! Drawing must be approached with confidence because it is the foundation of all the visual arts […]

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God’s Glory in Your Students

by Peter Baur November 8, 2018

What does it mean for our students to be image-bearers? Do our students all bear God’s image in the same way? Can we play a significant role in communicating to our students about God’s unique image borne out in them? Through personal stories and powerful imagery, this session will deepen your understanding of the profound […]

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Students are People Too

by Matt Bianco July 21, 2017

Assuming students are lazy, disinterested, and rebellious are among the easiest assumptions teachers can make. Where we would excuse our own behavior because of a lack of sleep, food, or other comforts, we do not for our students. If the Good Life is to live up to our fullest human potential, how much of that […]

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Natural History and the Pursuit of Love of Place

by Matthew Clark July 21, 2017

As an artist by profession and a naturalist by inclination, I have created a science class that seeks to understand art as a natural human phenomenon that is accessible to everyone. I then take art – this basic human activity – and use it as a lens to see and examine the wildlife of my […]

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Mission Aligned Planning, Assignments, and Assessments

by Robyn Burlew July 19, 2017

Mission statements too often grace brochures and walls without informing day-to-day practice in the classroom. Teachers need to consider their school’s mission statements as they plan and execute their classes. When we fail to do so, students perceive that we don’t really mean what is written in our lofty documents. This workshop will focus on […]

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A Classroom Full of Embodied Beings: How Does That Change Our Pedagogy? Part 1

by Athena Oden July 17, 2017

Teachers are often exasperated at the end of a long day. Why can’t the students just sit still? We all operate with a conceptual idea of what students and classrooms should look like. But does it encompass embodied beings, or a dualism of mind/body? Are the students as exasperated as we are? This seminar will […]

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Between the Head and the Teachers

by Craig Doerksen July 16, 2017

Teachers are the hands of the school. Between them and the Head of School, division heads must animate and extend the Head’s vision and leadership to support teachers executing on that vision – and give the Head of School and information and understanding he or she needs to continue to lead the school in fulfilling […]

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Best Practices in Reading

by Lori Jill Keeler July 14, 2017

Best Practices in Reading will help classroom teachers better equip their students to be good readers. We know how important it is for students to develop good reading skills, so providing the best foundation possible should be one of our primary goals as classical grammar school teachers. This seminar will provide you with teaching strategies […]

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Teachers as Intellectuals, Not Technicians

by David Diener February 15, 2017

Many 21st-century teachers view themselves primarily as technicians: they are professional educators who have been trained with a set of skills that, when correctly employed, will produce the desired outcomes. In this seminar, however, I argue that teachers should view themselves primarily as intellectuals, not as technicians. Teachers are master learners whose primary job is […]

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Education as Formation

by Kevin Clark June 15, 2016

Kevin Clark discusses education as a process of being shaped by people and ideas outside of ourselves and the importance of teachers as models of that process.

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Encouraging Students to Pursue Science as Noble Profession

by Jeff Zweerink June 28, 2015

Many view science as an enemy of the Christian faith. Astrophysicist, Dr. Jeff Zweerink, will provide tools to help teachers equip students to pursue scientific careers in a way that will strengthen their faith while contributing to our understanding of the universe.

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Educational Splendor: A Classical Guide to Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

by Steve Turley June 28, 2015

C.S. Lewis believed that at the heart of our current moral and spiritual crisis there was the loss of objective values. Truth, Goodness, and Beauty are today a matter of mere subjective preference. This workshop will explore the historic nature of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, how the objective values have been lost in modern secular […]

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