https://open.spotify.com/episode/0ludqfWwPdZc4ZDWjdrcLs?si=dcb99122587c4946 We may not exactly consider teachers to be leaders - but they certainly are. We discuss teachers as "tour guides" and "coaches" who lead students academically and spiritually. We compare the mental models of classroom management, which focuses on detail-oriented task-completion, to classroom leadership, which focuses on empowerment and a grander vision.
Series 3: Episode 6 – How should classical Christian administrators lead their faculty and staff?
https://open.spotify.com/episode/3pxXg3gKZf5Ig8y7uBa5YZ?si=372ddff86b304879 In this episode, we focus on the structures of leadership and the ways that administrators can use their authority to lead and empower their staff. We also brainstorm alternative ways to structure administrative leadership and faculty development. For administrators, building relationships, supporting those they lead, and empowering those they lead are core concepts for … Continue reading Series 3: Episode 6 – How should classical Christian administrators lead their faculty and staff?
Series 2: Episode 8 – Education as formation: Q & A
https://open.spotify.com/episode/64dusRurksqiHp5TfXT5aE?si=59164f3c50994c8e In this episode, we take time to respond to some questions our listeners have about education as formation. The questions we discuss are: How could a new classical Christian teacher get prepared for a course, teaching with this goal in mind? What should they do first?How does this series apply to parents who are … Continue reading Series 2: Episode 8 – Education as formation: Q & A
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 5 – How do non-humanities classes contribute to formation?
https://open.spotify.com/episode/3IYZcvyVebiyV0Zf4LknBy?si=07c0613e37804086 We discuss ways that math and science classes contribute to formation. For further reading, we recommend the following works: Mathematics for Human Flourishing by Francis Su, The Liberal Arts Tradition by Kevin Clark and Ravi Jain, and Teaching and Christian Practices: Reshaping Faith and Learning edited by David Smith and James K. A. Smith.
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?
Classical Christian Education: An Infographic
Some of you may be new here. Maybe classical Christian education is a foreign concept to you. There are many eloquent books, articles, and videos on this topic - so for here, I will just give you a brief glimpse of classical Christian education through an infographic. Did something spark your interest? Do you have … Continue reading Classical Christian Education: An Infographic