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A 20-minute podcast featuring professors, K-12 teachers, and friends of Hillsdale College, all speaking about classical education—what it is, why it’s still relevant today, and what makes it unique. Hosted by Scot Bertram.

A 20-minute podcast featuring professors, K-12 teachers, and friends of Hillsdale College, all speaking about classical education—what it is, why it’s still relevant today, and what makes it unique. Hosted by Scot Bertram.

Location:

United States

Description:

A 20-minute podcast featuring professors, K-12 teachers, and friends of Hillsdale College, all speaking about classical education—what it is, why it’s still relevant today, and what makes it unique. Hosted by Scot Bertram.

Language:

English


Episodes

Zach Good: The Moral Imagination and Teaching Right from Wrong

8/7/2022
Zach Good, Dean of Faculty and Curriculum at Sacred Heart Academy in Grand Rapids (Mich.) joins host Scot Bertram to define what we mean by "moral imagination," why fairy tales are good teachers, and the desire for learning about truth in the world.

Duration:00:19:11

Dani Almeyda: Movement and the Brain

7/31/2022
Dani Almeyda, owner of Original Strength, joins host Scot Bertram to talk about movement and the brain, the relationship between physical ability and mental ability, and how movements can be implemented in P.E. classes.

Duration:00:22:05

Matt Nolan: The Life of a New Teacher

7/24/2022
Matt Nolan is entering his fourth year of teaching overall and his first at Hillsdale Academy, where he'll be teaching sixth grade. He joins host Scot Bertram to talk about how a first year teacher should begin their approach to teaching, learning from those teachers around you, and defining professionalism for a new teacher.

Duration:00:21:35

Epic Poems Series: Beowulf

7/17/2022
Brandon Muri, Upper School Literature Teacher at Lake Country Classical Academy in Oconomowoc (Wisc.), joins host Scot Bertram as part of our "Epic Poems" series. Muri discusses BEOWOLF.

Duration:00:24:55

Eric Coykendall: Hillsdale Resources for K-12 Education

7/10/2022
Eric Coykendall, Director of Operations for Hillsdale K-12 Education, joins host Scot Bertram to talk about what support is available for Hillsdale K-12 member schools, opportunities to license the Hillsdale K-12 curriculum, and online resources that are available.

Duration:00:14:50

Jordan Adams: 1776 Curriculum Update

7/3/2022
Jordan Adams, Civic Education Specialist at Hillsdale College K-12 Education, talks with host Scot Bertram about the one-year anniversary of the release of the 1776 Curriculum, responds to critiques, and shares results from a recent study of civics curriculums.

Duration:00:24:11

Jed Hartings: Founding a Hillsdale K-12 School

6/26/2022
Jed Hartings, board president of Cincinnati Classical Academy in Cincinnati (Ohio), joins host Scot Bertram to talk about what it's like to found a Hillsdale K-12 school, how to recruit others to join the effort, and the tough search to find the right school leader.

Duration:00:18:38

Education in Colonial America: The Puritans

6/19/2022
Miles Smith, Lecturer in History at Hillsdale College, joins host Scot Bertram to talk about the Puritan ideas on education, the role of the teacher in the classroom, and how the Puritan system treated young females.

Duration:00:13:36

Kat Powers: Classical Special Education

6/12/2022
Katrina Powers, Special Education Consultant with Hillsdale K-12 , joins host Scot Bertram to talk about why classical education is appropriate for special education students, teamwork between the special education teacher and the classroom teacher, and how to measure success as a special education teacher.

Duration:00:16:23

Eric Coykendall: Opening a Hillsdale K-12 School

6/5/2022
Eric Coykendall, Director of Operations for Hillsdale K-12 Education, joins host Scot Bertram to talk about the steps needed to open a Hillsdale K-12 classical school, the differences in starting a charter school and a private school, and a timeline for such an effort.

Duration:00:19:15

Gary Hartenburg: Aristotle’s Philosophy of Education

5/29/2022
Gary Hartenburg, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Honors College at Houston Baptist University and author of the recent book, ARISTOTLE: EDUCATION FOR VIRTUE AND LEISURE, joins host Scot Bertram to discuss Aristotle's goal of education, incorporating Aristotle's virtues into curriculum, and the role of pleasure and pain in education.

Duration:00:25:37

Ages & Stages: Twelfth Grade Curriculum

5/25/2022
Kathleen O'Toole, Assistant Provost for K-12 Education at Hillsdale College, talks with host Scot Bertram about twelfth grade curriculum, what's included in this full year on American government and politics, and expectations for a senior thesis.

Duration:00:23:55

Ages & Stages: Teaching Twelfth Grade

5/23/2022
Brandon Muri, Upper School Teacher at Lake Country Classical Academy in Oconomowoc (Wisc.) talks with host Scot Bertram about teaching twelfth grade, the battle against Senioritis, and study skills students can take to college.

Duration:00:25:53

Brad Richardson: Epics -- How and Why to Teach the Odyssey

5/16/2022
Brad Richardson, Upper School Literature Teacher at Ascent Classical Academy of Douglas County (Colo.), joins host Scot Bertram to talk about teaching the Odyssey, how students react to themes in the work, and what readers tend to miss.

Duration:00:18:25

Ages & Stages: Eleventh Grade Curriculum

5/11/2022
Michael Berndt, Academic Dean & Astronomy and Philosophy Teacher at Founders Classical Academy of Leander (Texas), talks with host Scot Bertram about eleventh grade curriculum, how students approach great novels, and how to manage distractions and maintain student focus.

Duration:00:19:37

Leading Figures in Education: William Shakespeare

5/9/2022
Ben Beier, Associate Professor of Education at Hillsdale College, joins host Scot Bertram to discuss the thinking and teaching of William Shakespeare.

Duration:00:25:38

Ages & Stages: Teaching Eleventh Grade

5/5/2022
Ian Atherton, Literature Teacher at Golden View Classical Academy in Golden (Colo.), talks with host Scot Bertram about teaching eleventh grade, the maturity level of students in this grade, and how appreciation for literature develops.

Duration:00:16:17

Leading Figures in Education: Henry Adams

5/2/2022
Catherine Kuiper, Assistant Professor of Education at Hillsdale College, joins host Scot Bertram to discuss the thinking and teaching of Henry Adams.

Duration:00:21:11

Ages & Stages: Tenth Grade Curriculum

4/27/2022
Kim Walley, Upper School Teacher at Founders Classical Academy of Leander (Texas) and Serena Warnky, Upper School Teacher at Founders Classical Academy of Lewisville (Texas), talk with host Scot Bertram about tenth grade curriculum, which type of students begin to show interest in chemistry, and pedagogical practices a teacher can employ to effectively teach students through this year.

Duration:00:26:00

Leading Figures in Education: John Senior (Part II)

4/24/2022
David Whalen, Associate Vice President for Curriculum and Professor of English at Hillsdale College, joins host Scot Bertram to continue his discussion on the thinking and teaching of John Senior.

Duration:00:26:13