Writing Standards: Tools of Assessment

Leah Lutz

In assessing our students' writing, we often struggle with how to mark, what to mark, and even when to stop marking. We need to understand and act on the truth that we are assessing an art built on truth, skill, and creativity. Writing assessment offers us a wonderful, unique, and sometimes... Read More

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Teaching Them What They Should Want: On the Role of the Rightly Ordered School

Dr. Brian Phillips

Who decides what is important for a school?  Whose desires win out?  Parents?  Students?  Teachers?  Board Members?  This session will discuss the need for a rightly ordered school with properly informed desires.

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Principles of Motivation and skills Development

Andrew Pudewa

What is the intangible but vital ingredient which makes things easier to learn and teach?  What are the three laws of motivation, and how can they be applied?  What are the two secret weapons we can use to aid in motivating students of all ages?  The answers to these questions (and others) will be... Read More

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The Failure of the Liberal Project and Why It Matters to Christian Education

Dr. John Patrick

Liberal democratic society grew out of the need to limit religiously denominational warfare. It has been very successful but has forgotten its history. It has no adequate account of what it means to be human... the constant tension between what we know and what we do. Really thoughtful unbelievers... Read More

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Have No Fear: Teaching the Richness and Beauty of Art in the Elementary Classroom

Debbie Harris

The most treasured distinctive of classical education is its foundation in virtue, painting a picture of the Great and Almighty God that  we cannot see.  The beauty of art is its gathering of the virtues together, into visible richness.  This session will explore concrete ways for all K-5 teachers... Read More

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Ordering the Roles of the School: On the Board/ Headmaster Relationship

Peter Vande Brake

This session will look at the stages of growth in a board/headmaster relationship as a school moves from a start-up venture to a mature institution. It will also differentiate the roles of the headmaster and of the board within the school and how those roles must be preserved in order to maintain a... Read More

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Re-thinking Assessment: Foundations for Truth-based Judgments

Andrew Kern

Noting that our commonly accepted modes of assessment do not arise from the Christian classical tradition, and believing there is a more excellent way, this workshop rethinks how to assess teaching, learning, governance, a school’s health, and even assessment itself to ensure that we judge... Read More

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Judging with Grace: Using Assessment and Feedback to Bless and Nourish

Andrew Kern

One reason people often say, “Don’t judge me” is because those who judge them tend to be so careless, triumphal, and insensitive. Hiding behind abstractions like grades and numbers doesn’t remove the sting. In this workshop, participants explore how to judge with an appropriate humility so that our... Read More

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Metaphorical Judgment: Poetry as an Education in Metaphor

Christine Perrin

One of our earliest documents on metaphor comes from Aristotle.  More recently Robert Frost—perhaps the last American poet who spoke out of and to a cultural center—spoke about the importance of being educated in metaphor in order to be educated at all.  We will look at these ideas along with... Read More

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A Brief History of Assessment Methods from Medievial Times to the Present: The Migration from Mentorship to Metrics

Christopher Perrin

We are familiar with some traditional Latin commendations like cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude.  We are also very familiar with the grades with which we were branded (A, B, C, D and F) and the composite GPA which has also defined our humanity.  What most of us don’t know is how any... Read More

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