Where Athens and Jerusalem Meet: Why Dante Chose Virgil as his Guide

by Louis Markos June 2014

Dante’s Divine Comedy, perhaps the single greatest expression of the human imagination, sets itself the daunting task of embodying in verse the full medieval vision of God, Man, and the Universe. However, when he chose what great figure of the past would function as his guide through Hell and Purgatory, the Catholic Dante chose not […]

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Literature Theology Virgil

Confronting Concupiscence of the Ears: Music and the Moral Imagination

by Ken Myers June 2014

Education is typically structured to sharpen dull minds, to re-order confused thinking. But the senses are also in need of discipline. God has given us five senses with which to know and engage Creation and — through Creation — something of Himself. St. John (I John 2:16) starkly warns that disordered desires can afflict the […]

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Creation Education Faith Habits Music Theology

Faith-Learning Integration

by Steve Mittwede June 2014

Faith-learning integration is a stated goal of classical education that is also Christian (CCE). However, such an aspiration does not guarantee that faith-learning integration actually is or becomes a hallmark of CCE. In some CCE settings, faith-learning integration is impeded because of undue emphasis on the humanities, whereas in other CCE contexts it is waylaid […]

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Classical Education Faith Science Subject Integration Teachers

Panel: Logical Categories and Rhetorical Topics of Invention: What is the Difference, and Why Does it Matter?

by Phil Donnelly June 2014

The logical “Categories of Being” and the rhetorical “Topics of Invention” bear a striking resemblance; nevertheless, they seem not to be reducible to one or the other. Why is that? What exactly is the relationship between them? Why is that relationship important for teachers to understand? with: Martin Cothran and James Selby

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Discussion Rhetoric Teachers

Discussion of The Rhetoric Program at Regents School of Austin

by Peter Alvarez June 2014

Breakout Session: During the first part of this session, Alvarez discusses the conceptual frameworks used to help students research, write, and publicly defend meaningful senior thesis speeches. During the second part of the session, Alvarez and a panel of 12th-grade students answer questions about the goals, outcomes, and practices of vibrant thesis programs.

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Rhetoric Students Thesis Upper School

Web Tools for Schools

by Mark Palmer June 2014

Learn how to increase back-office efficiency and reduce costs by using low-cost, cloud-based solutions. Gain practical ideas for saving staff time, eliminating process steps, and reducing the number of paper documents that you process and store. Topics covered include marketing, admissions, staffing, finance, electronic payments, academics and governance.

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Academics Admissions Governance Marketing Technology

Purposing to Partner and Empower: Cultivating Relationships with School Parents

by Cyndi McCallister June 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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Classical Education Parents Students

Building a Classically-Based Orchestra and Music Program

by B. Sterling Archer June 2014

This seminar will discuss ways to start and develop a successful ensemble (band or orchestra) in a private school setting as well as avoiding common pitfalls.

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Arts Classical Education Music Orchestra

A Brief History of Moral and Political Thought

by Sean Riley June 2014

But have you ever struggled with how you will teach your science class when students have a range of ideas about creation? Have you wondered how you will teach science accurately while respecting each student’s family values and beliefs? Hear how one teacher encourages lively, respectful discussion and deals with difficult questions from logic-level students. […]

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Creation Philosophy Science Teaching Worldview

Grammar: Paradoxes, Divisions, Methods

by Andrew Pudewa June 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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Grammar Learning Teaching

Latin Literary Analysis

by Karen Moore June 2014

Literature is the artful use of language to paint images and convey emotions through a variety of techniques based on vocabulary and syntax. What better way to study this art form than by reading the master works of such literary artists as Vergil and Cicero as composed in their own tongue? Author and teacher Karen […]

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Language Latin Literature Teachers

Latin, Memory, and Oration

by Karen Moore June 2014

The ancients do us the great courtesy of providing many wonderful examples of orations with both invention and arrangement already selected and crafted. With these first two canons of rhetoric already in place, the use of such orations allows students to focus on the remaining canons of rhetoric: style, memory, and delivery. This presentation will […]

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Latin Oration Rhetoric Students