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

Why the Great Books Are Classical And Christian

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.  Why the Great Books Are Classical And Christian (And Therefore Why You Should Read Them) This presentation will explore the related origins and overlapping aims of the modern classical Christian education and Great Books movements, arguing … Continue reading Why the Great Books Are Classical And Christian

Tales within Tales

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.  Tales within Tales It is a storyteller’s privilege. As readers, we delight in knitting our imagination to that of characters’ to hear a story within the plot as joint audience. We sit a spell at the … Continue reading Tales within Tales

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

Profile of a Graduate – What is the Grammar Teacher’s Role (2019 Conference Presentation)

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.    Profile of a Graduate – What is the Grammar Teacher’s Role Kevin Thames, Classical School of Wichita Have you ever seen Logic or Rhetoric teachers having a conversation about teaching their students the ideas of … Continue reading Profile of a Graduate – What is the Grammar Teacher’s Role (2019 Conference Presentation)