Teaching Poetry

By Christine Norvell   Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.  —Paul EnglePaul  The more we read poetry, the more we appreciate what we read. Whether we read poetry for ourselves or teach it in any grade or subject, reading, appreciating, and understanding it is a skill that grows with experience. Over the … Continue reading Teaching Poetry

Pachomius

By Nathan Carr With an unobstructed view to Joy, let us go back to the first school tradition of the Christian Church—the monastery.  How did the first attempt at formal Christian education enlist its students into the great “story being told?”  Among the monastic schoolmasters of the 4th century—abbots and abbesses—one in particular gives profound insight into the formation of several abbeys throughout Egypt:  St. … Continue reading Pachomius

Teaching as a Spiritual Discipline

By Ian Mosley, Instructor of Latin, School of the Ozarks When I was a fairly new-minted Christian, I was introduced to the concept of spiritual disciplines by the writers Dallas Willard and Richard Foster. Particularly Foster’s Celebration of Discipline helped me enter imaginatively into the role that practices and habit play in spiritual formation. In a culture like ours that values spontaneity and authenticity, it … Continue reading Teaching as a Spiritual Discipline

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  

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