Paideia in the Flesh: The Pedogogical Necessity of Incarnational Teaching

What makes an excellent teacher? We’ve all had teachers who had a profound and lifelong impact on us – perhaps we are teaching precisely because of their influence! This seminar will take time to examine the theological and philosophical foundation that undergirds all great teachers. Beginning with a consideration of Matthew 10:24 and Luke 6:40, and concluding with a time of collaboration, we will brie y trace the concept of incarnational teaching through history and discuss how this ought to affect our classrooms today. The time of collaboration will provide a venue to draw out speci =fic practical application from the theory of incarnational teaching.

Brent Stevens

Brent Stevens lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife, Stephanie, and son, Isaac. He graduated from the College at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a B.A. in Humanities in 2010. He was introduced to classical education while attending Dallas Baptist University for a brief time, and has wrestled to understand its meaning and implications for modern education ever since. He teaches Latin and Classical History and Literature at Covenant Classical.

Getting from Grammar to Logic Latin

This team-taught seminar will focus on the transition from grammar-stage Latin to logic-stage Latin, specifically aiming to develop the ways in which this key transition can be anticipated, executed, and capitalized on in later grades. Marcus Foster and Brent Stevens will begin with the more theoretical topics of incarnational teaching, the prioritization of goals, and curricular alignment. This will be followed by a very practical discussion of the methodological shifts in both communicating and evaluating content specific to the respective pedagogical stages. The seminar will conclude with time for Q & A as well as collaboration between participants.

Marcus Foster

Marcus graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in Classics in 2000. He worked with youth in Berlin, Germany for ve years, part of which was also spent studying theology at Humboldt Universität. He received a Masters of Humanities from the University in Dallas in 2012. Heavily invested in languages, Marcus hopes to stir a love for language and literature in his students. He and his wife, Julie, have been married for 10 years, and have three beautiful daughters.

Brent Stevens

Brent graduated from The College at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a B.A. in Humanities in 2010. Brent was introduced to classical education while a ending DBU for a brief time, and has wrestled to understand its meaning and implications for modern education ever since. He and his wife, Stephanie, are thrilled to be a part of the Covenant family.