Workshops We Offer


Purpose of a workshop:

• Planting seeds to grow a flourishing local community of classical educators 

• Gathering people pursuing the same life 

• Learning and growing in the classical tradition

• To help you find your neighbors, co-laborers pursuing knowledge, wisdom, and virtue

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Workshops costs are charged to the attendees. Attendees will register through the CiRCE website for $57 per workshop day. There are no additional costs, beyond the registration costs, to host a workshop.

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    In this event, a CiRCE Head Mentor will lead participants through a mock day of the CiRCE Master Teacher Apprenticeship program. It is a perfect workshop for those interested in learning more about the apprenticeship and for those interested in good conversations about classical education, modes of teaching, and a passage from a great book, for these are the three topics that will be discussed in this workshop.

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    In this event, a CiRCE representative will offer an introduction to reading well. The workshop will cover how to “see” things in a story, using good questions, the CiRCE highlighting system, and looking for echoes. By learning to answer the questions the mind is naturally asking and learning to see what the best readers and writers in history have seen, we can become more interested, engaged, and eager readers.

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    In this event, a CiRCE Certified Master Teacher will work through the two classical modes of teaching: Socratic and Mimetic. The workshop will begin with the foundational belief that truth is, it can be known, and it can be communicated. It will then consider both the Socratic and the Mimetic modes for discovering, knowing, and communicating truth. We will look at how to do them, how to do them well, and how to discern the dangers of each.

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    In this event, a CiRCE Certified Master Teacher will offer a detailed introduction to The Lost Tools of Writing. The teacher will reveal how to solve the three problems all writers face; the questions that make for the kind of deep thinking that leads to good writing; and why writing doesn't need to be a stressful, intimidating process. The workshop will cover the big picture of LTW, some difficulties students and teachers encounter, and a few sample lessons.

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    In this event, a CiRCE Certified Master Teacher will offer a detailed introduction to The Lost Tools of Writing, Level II. The teacher will lead the workshop through an introduction of Level II, how it differs from Level I, how it builds on the skills and ideas taught in Level I, and how it teaches ideas that may appear particular to the courtroom but are just as valuable in learning to read literature well and even navigate the everyday experiences of life.

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    In this event, a CiRCE Certified Master Teacher will offer a detailed introduction to The Lost Tools of Writing, Level III. The teacher will lead the workshop through an introduction of Level III, how it differs from Levels I and II, how it builds on the skills and ideas taught in those levels, and how it teaches ideas that may appear particular to a legislative session but are just as valuable in learning to read literature well and even navigate the everyday experiences of life.

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    In this event, a CiRCE representative will present the five principles of restful teaching. Teaching doesn't need to be a stressful, intimidating activity. Restful teaching is possible! Topics will include: Restful Teaching (Why restful teaching rises when teaching is oriented toward perceiving truth and Truth); Restful Planning (There are three modes of teaching/learning (the three
    columns) that enable us to plan restfully); Restful Curriculum (The arts of truth-fishing); Restful Pedagogy (Teaching truth); and Restful Assessment (Evaluating truth perception).

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"Thank you so very much!  Your training gave me a level of confidence with LTW that I did not have. "
- R.D. 

FAQs about the Workshops


What is a workshop:  

A day of instruction and fellowship on the subject you choose from our list.
 

How does it work:  

  1. you decide a subject(s) for the day and find a location for the day 

  2. CiRCE posts it online 

  3. you send workshop information to your local network 

  4. everyone registers through the CiRCE site 

  5. we gather for a day of learning and fellowship 
     

When are they held: 

Any date we agree on, weekday or Saturday, with 4-6 weeks notice 
 

Where will CiRCE go: 

CiRCE workshops have been conducted from Alaska to Maine and from Texas to Germany. We’re willing to travel to Hawaii, West Virginia, Colombia, or wherever else you may be. 
 

Who leads the workshops: 

Graduates of our Apprenticeship program, certified by CiRCE as master teachers.  

To request a workshop, choose from the subjects on the list; you may mix and match half days to suit the questions your group is asking. For example, you can host a half-day of the Lost Tools of Reading with a half day of LTW I or II.  

For schools: if you’d like to host a day of teaching and learning in-house for the nurturing of your own group of teachers, we can supply presenters just for you. The private tuition structure is a little bit different, so please contact andrea@circeinstitute.org for more information.