Who’s in the Lifeboat? Judging Kid’s Who Aren’t “Advanced”

Dr. Paula Flint

"Allow only the advanced children, those who are easy to teach, to come unto me, for the Kingdom of God is made of such as these." Supposedly this is a quote of Jesus according to Classical Christian Schools 101. How do we judge what is done in our classical schools? More importantly, how will God... Read More

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Eustace Had Read None of the Right Books: CS Lewis on Reading

Linda Dey

What are the "right books"?  What would they have done for Eustace?  This seminar will attempt to answer these questions by looking at what C.S. Lewis has to say about reading and readers.  We'll examine what Lewis means when he says that a good book, like any work of art, is not to be used but... Read More

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What Are We Doing to Our Boys Redux: A Mom’s View (low quality recording)

Cindy Rollins

Exploring the mother /son relationship as it relates to education and the raising of freeborn men with a special emphasis on judging the relationship between mother and son in view of the options available.

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Why We Are Judged By Our Melodies

Dr. Carol Reynolds

Melody is the most distinct feature of Western music.  It is also the most sophisticated.  Melody dominates the musical syntax and mirrors the aesthetics of each historical era.  So where does that leave us today?  How have our melodies changed through time?  How does melody correlate with the... Read More

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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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