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Classical Education in America

Progress and Trends in Classical Education
with David Goodwin
Director of the Association of
Classical Christian Schools

Essential Leadership

with Keith Nix
Head of School
Veritas School, Richmond, VA

Teaching Modern Political Philosophy

with Joshua Gibbs
Educator and Author
Veritas School, Richmond, VA

The Lecture Hall

A libray of lectures
that anyone can view!

How to Teach Singapore Math

with Dawn Swartz
Singapore Math Consultant

The Ambrose K-12 Curriculum Guide

A complete course guide for classical teachers
A course guide for all courses K-12!

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Learn with These Mentors

Training starts with these veteran classical educators.

Karen Moore

Karen has over 15 years of experience teaching Latin and has published multiple Latin textbooks. She has also served numerous schools through her consulting and teacher-training seminars and currently serves as an upper-school lead teacher at Grace Academy in Georgetown, Texas. Her ClassicalU course is Essential Latin for Classical Educators.

Ravi Jain, MA

Ravi is a veteran classical educator who teaches math and physics at the Geneva School of Orlando. He is the coauthor of The Liberal Arts Tradition and speaks often on science and math pedagogy and curriculum. Here is the ClassicalU course Ravi teaches (along with Kevin Clark): The Liberal Arts Tradition.

Kevin Clark, DLA

Kevin is the former academic dean at the Geneva School of Orlando, where he has also taught theology, literature, and rhetoric. Kevin is the coauthor of the The Liberal Arts Tradition and speaks regularly at classical education conferences and retreats. He now leads the Ecclesiastical Schools Initiative. Here is the ClassicalU course Kevin teaches (along with Ravi Jain): The Liberal Arts Tradition.

Stephen Turley, PhD

Stephen is a veteran classical educator who teaches rhetoric, Greek, and theology at Tall Oaks Academy in Delaware and aesthetics at Eastern University. Dr. Turley’s is the author of several books, including the book Awakening Wonder which traces the origins of truth, goodness, and beauty in education. Dr. Turley teaches two courses on ClassicalU: Awakening Wonder and a short course on The Abolition of Man

Joshua Gibbs

Joshua is a frequent writer and author, publishing film reviews with FilmFisher.com and regular articles with the Circe Institute blog. Josh serves as an upper-school humanities educator at the Veritas School in Richmond, Virginia. Josh teaches two courses on ClassicalU: Teaching Great Books and Teaching Modern Political Philosophy

Jason Edwards, PhD

Jason is a professor of the history and philosophy of education at Grove City College in Western Pennsylvania. Jason serves on the board of the Society for Classical Learning and is the author of numerous articles. His ClassicalU course is A Brief History of Progressive Education.

Flora Armetta, PhD

Flora is an art historian and literature educator at Covenant Christian Academy in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She is a published writer and a specialist in Victorian literature. Flora’s ClassicalU course is: Teaching Three Great Books

Joelle Hodge

Joelle is the principal at Scholé Academy and has more than 20 years of classical education teaching experience. She has co-authored two logic texts. She also engages with educators across the country, tailoring pedagogy workshops for classical schools and co-opsJoelle’s ClassicalU course is Introduction to Formal Logic.

David Diener, PhD

David is the head of school at Hillsdale Academy, Michigan. David did his PhD in philosophy and the philosophy of education and is the author of Plato: The Great Philosopher-Educator. David’s ClassicalU course is based on this book and goes by the same name: Plato: The Great Philosopher-Educator.

Chris Perrin, PhD

Christopher is the publisher and CEO of Classical Academic Press and a consultant to classical schools and homeschools around the country. He is also the author of several books on classical education. Chris teaches four courses on ClassicalU: Introduction to Classical Education, Scholé (Restful) Learning, Principles of Classical Pedagogy, and the Monastic Tradition of Education.

Andrew Elizalde

Andrew is the academic dean at Covenant Classical School in Fort Worth, Texas. Andrew is a veteran mathematics teacher and has been a keynote speaker at both math and science and Society for Classical Learning conferences. His ClassicalU course is Teaching Math Classically.

Robyn Burlew, MEd

Robyn is the upper-school head and former academic dean at the Veritas School in Richmond, Virginia. A seasoned classical educator, she is also dedicated to mentoring other teachers. Her ClassicalU course is Essentials of Effective Teaching.

Andrew Kern

Andrew is the founder and president of the Circe Institute and a national speaker and consultant on classical education. He is the coauthor of Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America and The Lost Tools of Writing. Andrew presents two courses on ClassicalU: The Seven Liberal Arts and Principles of Classical Pedagogy II.

Andrew Pudewa

Andrew is the founder and president of the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) and a frequent speaker on writing and pedagogy across the nation. Andrew is the author of numerous books on writing published by IEW. Andrew presents the ClassicalU course Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing.

Hannah Hintze, PhD

Hannah is a tutor at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, where she teaches across multiple disciplines in their distinctive curriculum, which is centered on reading and discussing the Great Books of Western civilization. Hannah is featured leading four “live” Socratic seminars in the course Socratic Teaching and also in the course Reading and Teaching the Odyssey.

Eva Brann, PhD

Eva is a former dean and the longest-serving tutor at St. John’s College. She is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, and her numerous writings include The Music of the Republic: Essays on Socrates’ Conversations and Homeric Moments: Clues to Delight in Reading The Odyssey and The Iliad. We are privileged to have her give a lecture and also sit for an interview in the course Socratic Teaching.

Wes Callihan

Wes Callihan is a veteran teacher of history and the author of the Old Western Culture history curriculum published by Roman Roads Media. He lives outside of Moscow, Idaho and is a frequent speaker on classical education. Wes’s ClassicalU course is How to Teach History.

Lori Jill Keeler, MEd

Lori Jill Keeler is a veteran grammar school teacher and grammar school principal who serves at the Westminster School in Birmingham, Alabama. She has written a 2nd through 6th grade Bible curriculum and has been a speaker to classical schools on creating a culture of grace. Lori Jill’s ClassicalU course is Grammar School Teaching and Leadership.

Russ Gregg

Russ Gregg is a pioneer head of school who started a classical Christian urban school in Minneapolis in 2000 that has grown gradually to 480 students with an annual budget of $4 million90% of which is donated by a large group of partner sponsors. Russ serves on the board of directors of the Society for Classical Learning. Russ’s ClassicalU course is Urban Classical Education.

Dawn Swartz

Dawn has served as a grammar school principal, 4th grade teacher, and 3rd grade teacher at 2 classical schools. She is a lover of math and provides teacher training to schools wishing to adopt Singapore Math. Her course on ClassicalU is How to Teach Singapore Math.

Chris Schlect, PhD

Christopher Schlect is the director of the classical Christian studies graduate program at New Saint Andrews College and a 10-time state champion coach of the Logos School mock trial team. He has taught courses on ancient and medieval civilizations, US history, the history of American Christianity, medieval education, classical rhetoric, and more. Chris’s ClassicalU course is Upper School Teaching and Leadership.

David Schenk, PhD

David Schenk is a professor of philosophy at Messiah College, where he teaches courses in logic, ancient, and modern philosophy, as well as a regular introductory course in philosophy. David’s ClassicalU course is Essential Philosophy for Classical Educators.

The Scholé Muses

The Scholé Muses are experienced, wise, classical homeschool educators and community directors. They bring solid and inspirational instruction to classical homechool teachers. The Muses teach four courses on ClassicalU, which you can view here: Scholé Muse Courses.

Matthew Post, PhD

Matthew Post is a professor of philosophy at the University of Dallas, where he also serves as the assistant dean of the Braniff Graduate School and directs the master of arts in humanities with a classical education concentration. Matthew’s ClassicalU course is A Brief History of Classical Education.

Keith Nix

Keith Nix is the veteran head of school at the Veritas School—a thriving classical school of nearly 600 students on a beautiful campus in Richmond, Virginia. Keith is the board chair for the Classic Learning Test and the former chair of the Society for Classical Learning. Keith regularly mentor new and aspiring heads of school and use his ClassicalU course as part of that mentoring process. His course is Essential School Leaderhip.

David Goodwin

David is the Executive Director of the Association of Classical Christian Schools and the former head of school of the Ambrose School in Boise, Idaho. David has visit over 70 classical schools as part of his work and knows perhaps better than anyone what the current state of classical school education is. His ClassicalU course is Classical Education in America: Progress and Trends.

Dr. Brian Williams

Dr. Brian A. Williams is Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities and the Templeton Honors College. He is an Assistant Professor of Ethics & Liberal Studies. Before coming to Eastern, he was Lecturer in Theology and Christian Ethics at the University of Oxford and Director of “Oxford Conversations,” a collection of curated video interviews with leading Christian academics and scholars at Oxford. Enjoy his excellent lecture on the History of Grading.

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Introduction to Classical Education

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The Liberal Arts Tradition

with Dr. Kevin Clark and Ravi Jain

Teaching Math Classically

with Andrew Elizalde and Bill Carey

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