Series 4: Episode 1 – What does Plato say about education?

In our first episode of this series, we discuss selections from Book 5, 6 and 7 of Plato's Republic. We consider how the allegory of the cave connects to education. Additionally, we discuss the tripartite soul and other features of education for the polis that Plato outlines in the Republic. https://open.spotify.com/episode/3U9gDMugmbtJ1StWfR1oJq?si=f0169e22a15f4d58

Series 3: Episode 8 – How do we help students become leaders?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1JmXlNSJcg8cbuRYFpz5kJ?si=be22b1684b2f4bb2 In this episode, a very special guest, Justin Dillenschneider (Danielle's husband), shares about his work with house leaders within a classical Christian school. The ideas of authority, leadership, submission, and service are revisited within student leadership contexts. We discuss the goal of the house system, leadership selection and training, various leadership opportunities for students, … Continue reading Series 3: Episode 8 – How do we help students become leaders?

Series 3: Episode 4 – How do parents partner with schools to lead in their homes?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5Xu3PDHGelOmEW3zy5FEK9?si=0ea420ae12d54267 In classical Christian schools, we see the relationship between parents and educators as a partnership. We discuss approaches for parents to consider to foster strong relationships with schools and how to handle concerns and difficulties within a classical Christian school. Likewise, we consider ways that parents can be vigilant about upholding their authority when … Continue reading Series 3: Episode 4 – How do parents partner with schools to lead in their homes?

Series 2: Episode 7 – How are classical Christian teachers and administrators being formed?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3SKt0XM6POroNxaJ1bp4VN?si=9728c1c8a96d4c14 Teachers and administrators impact the formation of students, so it is necessary to think about how even teachers and administrators are formed. We discuss the various aspects of teaching and administrating that can form (or deform) us. We consider how daily habits, words, and thoughts can positively or negatively impact the kind of people … Continue reading Series 2: Episode 7 – How are classical Christian teachers and administrators being formed?

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

Series 2: Episode 4 – If education is about formation, then what does that mean for teachers?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3CsLFuHvlHCLyGMIMYUHtf?si=moa4H9wxRn608R243lyeKQ Classical Christian education gives teachers the freedom to engage students with various pedagogical methods. As classical Christian teachers, we must learn to take ownership of our classrooms, to delve into the appropriate teaching methods, and intentionally form our students through our courses. In this episode, we discuss the culture of the classical Christian classroom … Continue reading Series 2: Episode 4 – If education is about formation, then what does that mean for teachers?

Series 2: Episode 1 – What does it mean when people say the goal of education is formation?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3Wy9GSgq82COCNa1HjFoOI?si=XDUxooVMSGmb31HMhh5daQ We discuss the history of the concept of education being formation as it is seen in various sources: Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and C. S. Lewis. As embodied souls, we must recognize that our actions shape our soul's desires. We delve into Plato's Republic, discussing Plato's vision of the just soul as it relates to … Continue reading Series 2: Episode 1 – What does it mean when people say the goal of education is formation?