Repairing the Ruins Presentation Notes: Teaching in the Great Works

If you attended my workshop at the Association of Classical Christian School's national conference, Repairing the Ruins, I want to thank you again and offer you some extra notes. If you did not attend the conference, but stumbled upon this post, here's my synopsis for the workshop: Modern teachers are often plagued with trivial matters … Continue reading Repairing the Ruins Presentation Notes: Teaching in the Great Works

The Summer Sabbatical: What is Summer Like for Teachers?

I’ve just finished my seventh year of teaching. Over these last seven years, I have taught hundreds of students, dozens of classes, and worked on a couple of degrees. They have been full years of challenge and growth. This summer, I’ve thought more about my time off after this seventh year as a Sabbatical. In … Continue reading The Summer Sabbatical: What is Summer Like for Teachers?

The Lost Art of Conversation: How to Lead Discussions

As a classical Christian teacher, you may have been told that Socratic discussions are supposed to be a staple in your pedagogical tool belt. Some teachers may look at leading discussions with excitement, having taught and experienced this mode of learning before. Some, however, may be insecure. The word discussion may bring back unpleasant memories … Continue reading The Lost Art of Conversation: How to Lead Discussions