Hands-on Math: Why and How to Make It Happen

Classical education is holistic and embodied. It creates deep understanding and integrates across subjects. Hands-on activities are an effective means for classical math learning.

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Teaching Science and Mathematics as Liberal Arts

The dominant model for science and mathematics education does not always integrate well with a classical approach. The disconnect results from a set of assumptions about mathematics, science, and educational methodology passed down to us by a modernist worldview.

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Teaching Science Classically by Seeing the World Classically

In this workshop I will present how I strive to help my biology students see reality in terms of Aristotle's four causes instead of modern sciences reduction of reality to only the material and efficient.

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Student Self-Assessment as an Avenue for Learning

Throughout the past two years, standards-based grading has become a focus of assessment and learning in my classroom. There is a shift that takes place in mindset which then changes assessment practices in the classroom.

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Standards-based Grading in Action

Standards-based grading involves several key aspects of assessment for learning that are different from a traditional grading structure. It provides the opportunity to transform classroom assessment from assessment for a grade to assessment as a tool for learning.

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Saving the Appearances: Lessons from Owen Barfield

Owen Barfield was one of the Inklings—the group of friends and writers surrounding C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. In this workshop, we look at the main themes of Barfield’s 1957 book Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry.

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