A Few More Thoughts on Classical Pedagogy: A Response to Ian Mosley and Joshua Gibbs

In response to Ian Mosely’s recent blog post, I agree that with older students, question-asking and roundtable discussion are indispensable methods for learning and important preparation for what lies ahead.  As a college writing instructor, I often lament the inability (or disinterest) of students to participate in discussion of the main ideas and key questions of a text.  They simply want me to disseminate the … Continue reading A Few More Thoughts on Classical Pedagogy: A Response to Ian Mosley and Joshua Gibbs

Classroom as Greenhouse: A Response to Joshua Gibbs’ “Harkness Cautions”

By Ian August Mosley Editor’s Note: On October 10, Joshua Gibbs wrote a piece for Circe Institute entitled, “Harkness Cautions: You Need a Sage on the Stage.” On November 16, Circe Institute published a response to that piece by Bill Zimmerman entitled, “The Sage at the Table: A Response to Gibbs.” We highly recommend both articles and the excellent conversation regarding pedagogy that arises out … Continue reading Classroom as Greenhouse: A Response to Joshua Gibbs’ “Harkness Cautions”

Time is of the Essence: Increasing Efficiency for Maximized Effectiveness (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/. Time is of the Essence: Increasing Efficiency for Maximized Effectiveness Josh Dyson, Classical School of Wichita Whether you are an administrator, school teacher, homeschool mom, board member, parent, … Continue reading Time is of the Essence: Increasing Efficiency for Maximized Effectiveness (2018 Conference Presentation)

Pushing Logic to the Corners: Teaching and Reinforcing Logic throughout the Secondary (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/. Pushing Logic to the Corners: Teaching and Reinforcing Logic throughout the Secondary Scott Welch, The Oaks Classical Christian Academy In many classical schools students learn Logic in 8th … Continue reading Pushing Logic to the Corners: Teaching and Reinforcing Logic throughout the Secondary (2018 Conference Presentation)

Rethinking Elementary Latin (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/. Rethinking Elementary Latin                               Ian Mosley, School of the Ozarks Most elementary Latin curricula look pretty similar. What works about them? What doesn’t? How can we improve the quality … Continue reading Rethinking Elementary Latin (2018 Conference Presentation)

Daily Bread (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/. Daily Bread                                                                                                        Christine Norvell, Regent Preparatory Jesus taught us to pray and to ask for our daily bread in Matthew 6. Like the Israelites in Exodus 16, we … Continue reading Daily Bread (2018 Conference Presentation)

Writing in the Upper School—Refutation  

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/. Writing in the Upper School—Refutation                      Jim Selby, Whitefield Academy Participants in this workshop will engage in refuting a narrative. This refutation includes finding arguments based on clarity, plausibility, … Continue reading Writing in the Upper School—Refutation  

Classically Educating All Types of Learners (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/. Classically Educating All Types of Learners Mary Kay Janke Practical strategies for reaching your lowest- and your highest-level students. Continue reading Classically Educating All Types of Learners (2018 Conference Presentation)

Reclaiming the Classroom as a Workshop for Wisdom (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/. Reclaiming the Classroom as a Workshop for Wisdom  Kyle Rapinchuk, School of the Ozarks & The Classical Thistle Many works have been published in the past two decades … Continue reading Reclaiming the Classroom as a Workshop for Wisdom (2018 Conference Presentation)

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)