Teaching Truth, Goodness, and Beauty by Jennifer Courtney
Are you frustrated by textspeak because it’s destroying the beauty of our language? Do you look wistfully at old buildings and wish modern architecture weren’t so ugly? Are you concerned about raising children who recognize and speak Truth in an era of relativism? Do you want to teach your children the difference between values and virtues so that they can pursue goodness? In this workshop, we will examine how you can train your children to recognize truth, goodness, and beauty and to hunger after them. We will examine older models of education which focused on these three ideals.
The Newest Old Thing: What is Classical Education? by Jennifer Courtney
A recent book claims that classical education is the movement that is sweeping America. In this workshop, we take a look at the classical model which was used in Christian education from the church age until the mid-twentieth century and see that it can work in the homeschool in modern times.
Morning and Evening: Setting a Rhythm for the Day by Jennifer Courtney
“And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.” Instead of looking on each day as a long task list to rush through, we should look upon the day as a feast of good ideas, good conversations, and good work. It is good for us to attend to the beginning and end of every day, to mark the rhythms of evening and morning, to begin in praise and to go forth on a mission. In this workshop, Jennifer discusses scheduling, reading aloud together, teaching students of varied ages together, and the importance of family dinner.
Stories that Live and Breathe: High School Literature by Jennifer Courtney
In this workshop, we will talk about how to make literature come alive for your high school students. We will consider three aspects: Why? What? and How? For the why, we will investigate the importance of literature and language for nourishing the souls of our families. For the what, we will talk about how to choose great literature for high school. For the how, we will talk about how to lead and participate in great discussions and how to write thoughtful, persuasive essays.