Socratic Method of Teaching (2018 Conference Presentation)

The following is one of the sessions from our 2018 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO. Socratic Method of Teaching William Cooper, Gloria Deo This workshop will provide instruction on the value and method of Socratic teaching and give some practical tips for how to implement this method into a variety of … Continue reading Socratic Method of Teaching (2018 Conference Presentation)

Visual Competence: Training Children to See as an Artist in the Grammar Stage (2018 Conference Presentation)

The following is one of the sessions from our 2018 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO. The full collection of presentations can be found at https://theclassicalthistle.com/2018-conference/. Visual Competence: Training Children to See as an Artist in the Grammar Stage Nicole Potter By teaching the principles of design through the biblical framework of beauty, students … Continue reading Visual Competence: Training Children to See as an Artist in the Grammar Stage (2018 Conference Presentation)

Christian Principles for Socratic Discussion (2018 Conference Presentation)

The following is one of the sessions from our 2018 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO. The full collection of presentations can be found at https://theclassicalthistle.com/2018-conference/. Christian Principles for Socratic Discussion Jacob Allee, Classical School of Wichita In this workshop, we will examine the purpose of Socratic discussion and the methods to employ in … Continue reading Christian Principles for Socratic Discussion (2018 Conference Presentation)

The Historical Mind: Thinking the Past in the Present (2018 Conference Presentation)

The following is one of the sessions from our 2018 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO. The full collection of presentations can be found at https://theclassicalthistle.com/2018-conference/. The Historical Mind: Thinking the Past in the Present Kyle Rapinchuk, School of the Ozarks & The Classical Thistle History is one of the core classes that one … Continue reading The Historical Mind: Thinking the Past in the Present (2018 Conference Presentation)

The Five Foundations of Classical Christian Education

The Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS) has a helpful list of five foundations of classical Christian education.[1] In this post I give a brief commentary on how I understand the significance of each foundation for classical Christian education. Age Specific Learning The resurgence of classical Christian education is heavily indebted to a 1947 essay by Dorothy Sayers entitled “The Lost Tools of Learning.”[2] … Continue reading The Five Foundations of Classical Christian Education

A Lesson Plan Journey: From Takeoff to Landing, Part 2  (2018 Conference Presentation)

The following is one of the sessions from our 2018 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO. The full collection of presentations can be found at https://theclassicalthistle.com/2018-conference/. A Lesson Plan Journey: From Takeoff to Landing, Part 2  Kim Mewes, The Oaks Classical Christian Academy The process of writing quality lesson plans begins at the 40,000 … Continue reading A Lesson Plan Journey: From Takeoff to Landing, Part 2  (2018 Conference Presentation)

How Do We Educate Towards Virtue?

I have suggested in a previous post (Head, Heart, and Hands) that as classical Christian educators we are aiming to produce students of wisdom and virtue. More specifically, I have suggested that we are educating for “re-humanization;” that is, training, teaching, and discipling students to reflect the image of God in which we were created and to which we will one day be glorified. Classically, seven … Continue reading How Do We Educate Towards Virtue?