How to Lead Great Seminar Discussions

About the Workshop

This workshop will introduce participants to what a seminar is; the best practices for leading discussions; how to evaluate discussants; and how to lead seminar discussions on fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and history. 

Participants will work through samples of classic literature and, in the process, apply the best practices. Short readings will be assigned ahead of each session and posted as PDFs. 

Meeting Date and Time: Thursdays at 6:30pm EST, beginning on February 9 (2/9; 2/16; 3/2; 3/9; 3/16; 3/23)

Meet Your Workshop Leader

Andrew J. Zwerneman has worked in the classical education movement since 1983. He has taught, headed schools, created curricula, and consulted founders of new schools. In 2016 he co-founded Cana Academy where he serves as president. Since then, he has personally trained more than a thousand teachers. Andrew blogs weekly at and is author of History Forgotten and Remembered (2020) and The Life We Have Together: a Case for Humane Studies, a Vision for Renewal (2022).
Andrew Zwerneman
President, Cana Academy


GREAT BOOKS workshop

$ 599
  • Regular Pricing Begins January 1: $679
  • SCL Member Schools receive 10% discount
  • All workshops require a minimum enrollment to make
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