Handwriting in the Pre Polly and Polly Stage

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.  Handwriting in the Pre Polly and Polly Stage Should handwriting be taught in a classical school?  If so, when and why should it be taught? How does handwriting reflect truth, beauty, and goodness? Does handwriting impact … Continue reading Handwriting in the Pre Polly and Polly Stage

Creating Literacy Through Singing

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.  Creating Literacy Through Singing Do you know someone who is struggling to read?  Would you like to provide them with valuable tools to unlock the gift of literacy in a fun and effective way?  This workshop … Continue reading Creating Literacy Through Singing

Art Discovery: Inquiry & Contemplation in the Classroom

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.  Art Discovery: Inquiry & Contemplation in the Classroom An experiential art exercise and presentation to equip the classroom teacher in guiding their class on a student-driven encounter of making connections and uncovering meaning in great works … Continue reading Art Discovery: Inquiry & Contemplation in the Classroom

Organizing the Grammar School Classroom

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.  Organizing the Grammar School Classroom From classroom management to organization, this session will include ideas and tips for scheduling and routines to ensure the smooth flow of each day, a peaceful and joy-filled classroom, and maximized … Continue reading Organizing the Grammar School Classroom

Classical Roundup – January 18th, 2019

The Classical Roundup is a group of worthwhile articles, videos, and podcasts that I have found helpful on our journey of exploring classical Christian education in the 21stcentury.   Have your cake and eat it too! You don’t have to choose between Christian and college prep (Podcast) – Can we have our cake and eat it too? Parents often worry that a Christian school may produce students … Continue reading Classical Roundup – January 18th, 2019

My Top 5 Books of 2018 (Scott McElvain)

This year’s selection is taken from a stack of fewer books read due to the extensive selective reading that I have done for my doctoral studies. However, these five books I have found to be challenging and beneficial for me and my growth. 5 Voices: How to Communicate Effectively with Everyone You Lead & 5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There is … Continue reading My Top 5 Books of 2018 (Scott McElvain)