(You can attend this event even if you are not attending the annual conference)
When: Wednesday, July 21th, 2021, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC - room TBD
Who: Andrew Kern and Matt Bianco
Restful Teaching: Honoring the Nature, Purpose, and Propriety of Teacher, Student, and Lesson
"Restful Teaching" can sound like a buzzword - comforting and appealing, but easily confusing or even dismissed. It can sound like teachers will rest on flowery beds of ease while students joyfully and effortlessly strive to win the prize on calm and bloodless seas.
This is not so. Restful does not mean slothful, and restful teaching does not mean dumbed down. On the contrary.
Restful Teaching is rigorous, and it teaches precious information, soul-transforming ideas, and life-creating skills. But when it does so, it honors the nature and purpose of the teacher, the student, and the lesson.
Join Andrew Kern and Matthew Bianco at the 2021 CiRCE National Pre-Conference in Charleston, SC for a joint presentation on Restful Teaching.
In this pre-conference, they will cover
● Restful Teaching: Why restful teaching happens naturally when the purpose of your teaching is to equip students to perceive truth - and Truth.
● Restful Planning: How the three modes of teaching enable you to plan restfully.
● Restful Curriculum: How the arts of "truth-fishing" provide you with a curriculum that is adaptable to any texts or institutional requirements (like subject grades and standardized tests) but doesn't comprise the much more essential arts of learning.
● Restful Pedagogy: How teaching incarnationally (Socratically and mimetically) equips you to use each lesson to teach your students how to perceive truth.
● Restful Assessment: How the three modes of learning enable you to assess the right things the right way so that your students are blessed, empowered, and encouraged to grow in their love of truth, goodness, and beauty.