The Catholic Tradition of Classical Educationwith Dr. Andrew Seeley
This course consists of nine video lessons, all presented by Dr. Christopher Schlect. Each video is accompanied by a session outline, discussion questions, a lesson quiz and recommended readings that complement the course content.
- Lesson 1: Teaching Is about Students
- Lesson 2: Assessing Teachers
- Lesson 3: Designing Effective Lessons
- Lesson 4: The Museum Display
- Lesson 5: Leading Effective Discussions
- Lesson 6: Planning Effective Lessons
- Lesson 7: Cultivating Eloquence: Progymnasmata
- Lesson 8: Cultivating Eloquence: Declamation
- Lesson 9: Cultivating Eloquence: Mock Trial
- Lesson 10: A Brief History of Classical Education
- End of Course Test
Dr. Schlect recommends the following helpful book (chapters 1 and 8) as a companion to this course:
Qualities of Effective Teachers, 3rd Edition, by James H. Strong
To obtain a certification credit for this course, simply complete the quiz that follows each presentation by Dr. Schlect, and then also take the certification test at the end of the course. The quizzes are designed to ensure that you have understood the essential content of each presentation, and they can be taken more than once if necessary. The cumulative certification test at the end of the course is given as a pass/fail test and requires that you upload a short essay (of 500-700 words) demonstrating your understanding of upper school teaching and leadership. When you have completed the course, a certificate that you can print or email will magically appear under the “My Courses” section of this website.
For this course the the essay assignment is:
Describe the ways in which sympathy and fellowship should be cultivated among upper school students in order improve and enhance learning among upper school students.
Please allow approximately 2 weeks for essay submissions to be reviewed.
By taking the course for certification credit, you also will be on your way to obtaining a Level 2 certification.
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