Keeping Classical Education Fun   

The following is one of the sessions from our 2019 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO.  Keeping Classical Education Fun                                         As a public school teacher, there were often days where I longed to get out of the book and take learning outside. I dreamt of the opportunity to write spelling words … Continue reading Keeping Classical Education Fun   

Incorporating Science in a Classical Education  

The following is one of the sessions from our 2019 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO.  Incorporating Science in a Classical Education Upper level science courses often stand out as an area of study that does not seem to naturally fit in the classical education genre.  It is, however, an area that … Continue reading Incorporating Science in a Classical Education  

Cultivating the Intellectual Life of Your Students (and Yourself)        

The following is one of the sessions from our 2019 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO.   Cultivating the Intellectual Life of Your Students (and Yourself)                                      If classical Christian education desires to cultivate wisdom and virtue in its students, then it cannot ignore the importance of cultivating an intellectual life. In a … Continue reading Cultivating the Intellectual Life of Your Students (and Yourself)        

Yes is the New No – How to Say No by Saying Yes    

The following is one of the sessions from our 2019 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO.  Yes is the New No – How to Say No by Saying Yes                For most of us, saying Yes is much easier than saying No. So how do you say No while maintaining relationships with others, … Continue reading Yes is the New No – How to Say No by Saying Yes    

Rhetoric – The State of the Art: 100 AD          

The following is one of the sessions from our 2019 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO.  Rhetoric – The State of the Art: 100 AD       Hoping to dispel assumptions, we ask Quintilian what it meant to teach rhetoric.  Perhaps we can continue the archaeological process of recovering lost arts in considering this … Continue reading Rhetoric – The State of the Art: 100 AD          

Teaching Comprehension as a Skill

The following is one of the sessions from our 2019 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO.  Teaching Comprehension as a Skill We often teach comprehension as a product, but we should be teaching it as a skill. For example, instead of just teaching sixth graders to merely comprehend Tom Sawyer, we should … Continue reading Teaching Comprehension as a Skill

Upper Rhetoric Testing Strategies

The following is one of the sessions from our 2019 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO.  Upper Rhetoric Testing Strategies Over my years of teaching junior and senior humanities classes, I came to realize that my approach to assessment, while objective and accurate in some ways, was far more suited to the … Continue reading Upper Rhetoric Testing Strategies