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”

Classical Roundup – December 7th, 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 Teachers Want Most for Christmas – Joshua Gibbs writes a creative and spot on piece. Parents have been given the ultimate gift guide with this article. Memory Work: A Personal Journey – “The first truth is shockingly simple: … Continue reading Classical Roundup – December 7th, 2018

Classical Roundup – October 19th, 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.   104 C.H. Spurgeon Encouraging Quotes – Not really a quote reader, but when it comes to the wisdom of C.H. Spurgeon I am always open to reading. Getting More Out Of Parent-Teacher Conferences – Great thoughts from Joshua … Continue reading Classical Roundup – October 19th, 2018

Classical Roundup – May 24th, 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.    How Can I Raise My Grade In This Class? Joshua Gibbs creates a fictional conversation that highlights some of the problems with students asking for higher grades at the end of the year. Clever, funny, and full of … Continue reading Classical Roundup – May 24th, 2018

Classical Roundup – April 27th, 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.  My Son Is Very Smart – “Christ did not choose smart disciples. He chose men who could be taught” – Joshua Gibbs.   Dad the Dragon Slayer– Matt Bianco encourages Dads to help train their children to … Continue reading Classical Roundup – April 27th, 2018

Classical Roundup – Prom!

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. Prom vs. Protocol – Afraid of Putting on Dancing Shoes? Prom A Better Way It’s called the night that you will remember for the rest of your life… high school prom… yet for most of us, prom … Continue reading Classical Roundup – Prom!