Teaching Rhetoric in Grammar School

Trish Detrick June 10, 2013

Presented at:
SCL Conference 2013


Speaking in a winsome and persuasive manner is the capstone of a classical education, but training public speaking skills should not wait until the last few years of a student’s education. This workshop explores practical ways to train beginning rhetoric skills in the lower school and therefore develop confident and winsome older students who embody the “good man well spoken.


Classical Education Grammar Rhetoric Teaching


Trish Detrick
Trisha Detrick teaches fourth grade at The Geneva School in Orlando, Florida. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and is certified by the state of Florida. Trisha was introduced to classical education in college and was blessed to complete her student teaching in a classical school. She spent her first six years of teaching at a small ACCS school before transferring to The Geneva School. Trisha is a dynamic teacher who has a passion for training fellow teachers. She is an inspiring mentor and is actively involved in cultivating a vibrant and thriving culture amongst her colleagues in the grammar school. This is Trisha’s fourth year speaking at SCL conferences, and she is excited to be back again.

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