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

Classical Roundup – June 15th, 2018

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.    Classical Conversations gives us five easy, fun, and enriching activities to do with your kids over the summer or during the school year.   Wait and Go on the 30 “Now that summer is in full swing, I … Continue reading Classical Roundup – June 15th, 2018

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?

Classical Roundup – June 8th, 2018

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.    What is a classical Christian education? Dr Robert Woods from Veritas Christian Academy highlights some of the best that Norms & Noblity have in answering the question as to what Classical Christian Education is. Calculus Is the Peak … Continue reading Classical Roundup – June 8th, 2018

A Lesson Plan Journey: From Takeoff to Landing, Part 1 (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 1  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 1 (2018 Conference Presentation)