After 23 years in the classroom, I’ve come to the realization that the key to successfully educating any student and encouraging them to embrace the classical, Christian model begins and ends with being a winsome instructor, which involves building and maintaining healthy relationships and structuring lessons in such a way that is captivating and leaves students desiring to learn more. In my talk I share the necessity for such instruction and practical examples of how it might be achieved in the classroom.
I have been involved in classical and Christian education since 1994 in the capacity of a classroom instructor or administrator. I was the headmaster of The Master’s School in San Marcos, Texas, 1996– 1997. In 1997 I joined the faculty of Regents School of Austin as a sixth-grade teacher. In 2005 I moved to the School of Logic as a history teacher. While at Regents, I have been actively involved in curriculum development and teacher training. I am also the author of Thinkwave (CreateSpace, 2014), a YA fantasy fiction that explores the implications of a theistic worldview, and how renewing our minds according to the truth of this worldview extricates us from self-deception and transforms our lives as well as those around us. You can learn more about me and my book at my website rduncanwilliams.com