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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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Aslan in the Academy: What C. S. Lewis Can Teach the Modern Christian Educator

by Louis Markos June 17, 2016

Dr. Markos discusses the various facets of the work of C. S. Lewis and how it can inform the modern project of Classical Christian education, with a particular focus on the role of the past in Lewis’ thinking.

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Good to Very Good

by Andy Crouch

What is our role in the world as followers of Jesus Christ? Andy Crouch considers the place of humans in the creation as sub-creators and imitators of God Himself and how our acts of creativity bring glory to the Creator. From advertisements to birds to Bach, he contemplates the relationship between Christianity and creativity.    

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Effort Alone will not Develop a Growth Mindset in Math

by Patti Chesney June 16, 2016

Carol’s Dweck’s book Mindset has revolutionized classrooms across the country. But in an effort to get on the bandwagon, many people have mistakenly associated effort alone with growth mindset. In this session we will explore best teaching practices to develop and maximize the benefits of a growth mindset in teaching mathematics.

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Using Argument Maps to Develop Argumentation Skills

by Bryce Carlisle

Students’ ability to design and understand their arguments can improve by teaching the relatively simple skills of argument mapping. While dozens of software programs such as Rationale and Augumentative make applying this skill relatively easy, teachers and students can apply simple rules with blank pieces of paper and colored pencils to practice the process of […]

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Modern Pressures, Ancient Practices, Space for Grace – A Chapel Theme for Christians in the current cultural moment

by Bryan Verbrugge

“Teenagers live today in a world of competing allegiances.” How disoriented our students must feel! The questions provoked by life in America today in some ways aren’t new, but in many ways are deeper and more pressing than ever before. Because of this, at Covenant we chose a chapel theme to help us as a […]

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Falling in Love with Words: Or, How to Read a Poem

by Christopher Benson

To really fall in love with words, a Christian teacher of poetry must first be in love with the Word, that is to say, Jesus Christ – the poet par excellence. Right belief (orthodoxy) about the Word precedes and pervades a right practice (orthopraxy) of studying words. For an exercise in slow reading, we will […]

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The Good Man Reading Well

by Heather Arabie

The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, The Odyssey…some of the most cherished and challenging literature in history. Knowing that our students will one day read these texts, how do begin to prepare children in the Grammar stage? This presentation will provide an overview of the “why & how” of teaching children to read in the grammar […]

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Culture Care

by Makoto Fujimura

Mokoto Fujimura discusses the relationships between Christianity, art, culture, and family, and reflects on the work of the artist in a fallen world.

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Recovering the Lost Tools of Loving: The Missing Link Between Truth and Goodness in Christian Education

by Scott Aniol

Douglas Wilson’s 1991 book Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning set off an interest in classical Christian education that enjoys continued growth to this day. Since that time much has been written about the conservation of the Judeo-Christian liberal arts tradition of academics. Classical teaching methods and curricula have been emphasized as tools to help children learn […]

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What Every Head of School Needs to Know to Succeed at Fundraising

by Ame Eldredge

What are the critical fundraising activities that a head of school must perform? What should be delegated to other staff and volunteers? This seminar will provide an overview of an end-to-end framework for relational fundraising, and then explore the unique and key role that a head of school plays in the fundraising effort.

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SCL Journal Winter 2016—Speaking Well: The Centrality of Language in Classical Christian Education

by SCL Journal March 29, 2016

The senior thesis project, prevalent in most classical Christian schools, is built upon a deep and rich foundation that makes eloquent expression possible. Rhabanus Maurus, a monk and student of Alcuin, in his “Education of the Clergy,” said, “Grammar is the source and foundation of all the liberal arts. It should be taught in every […]

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SCL Journal Fall 2015—Recovering Wonder: Science in the Christian Classical School

by SCL Journal October 16, 2015

Science involves so much more than facts about how the natural world operates. What scientists see and how they interpret what they see are influenced by their worldviews. Knowledge, scientific knowledge included, is not made up of discrete bits of information. No scientist is free from presuppositions which color his interpretation of the phenomena he […]

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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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The Great Dance: How the Cosmos Sings and Moves by Love

by Greg Wilbur

Jesus upholds the universe by the Word of His power and the center of the cosmos is Love that binds everything together in perfect harmony. The idea of music and dance as formative images appears in the writing of Augustine, Boethius, Dante, Lewis and Charles Williams. Formal dance requires the learning of steps, mutual submission […]

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