Reviving the Pedagogy of our Tradition

Andrew Elizalde February 15, 2017

Presented at:
2017 Winter Regional Conference


Much work has already been done to understand and clearly articulate a distinctly classical and Christian curriculum. Meanwhile many teachers are still left wondering what instructional methods and modes of learning actually ought to look like within the daily grind of their classrooms. In this session we will address nine essential elements of distinctly classical and Christian pedagogy, imploring teachers to: speak the truth (logos), tell great stories (mythos), love out loud (pathos), notice the wallpaper (ethos), discipline the senses (gymnastic), move toward wonder (poetic), teach with conviction (didactic), expect to be imitated (mimetic), and play the midwife (dialectic). Participants will also be provided with a corresponding one-page schematic describing not only the pedagogy but also the content and aims of classical Christian education.


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Andrew Elizalde
Andrew Elizalde earned a B.A. degree at Depauw University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude, earned a mathematics major, physics minor, and religious studies minor, and received the H.E.H. Greenleaf Award as the most outstanding graduate of the school’s mathematics program. His teaching experience includes work in both public and private schools as well as private tutoring in subjects ranging from elementary mathematics to advanced calculus and physics. Andrew is currently Dean of Academics, at Covenant Classical School in Fort Worth, Texas. Andrew also regularly offers consulting services to Classical schools. Andrew and his wife, Brooke, have three daughters.

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