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Hillsdale College Classical Education Podcast

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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

Leading Figures in Education: Mortimer Adler

11/29/2020
Erik Ellis, Research Fellow at The Center for Thomas More at the University of Dallas and on faculty in philosophy at the University of the Andes in Santiago, Chile, joins host Scot Bertram to discuss the thinking and teaching of Mortimer Adler.

Duration:00:15:54

Leading Figures in Education: Neil Postman

11/22/2020
David Diener, Headmaster of Hillsdale Academy and Lecturing Professor of Education at Hillsdale College, joins host Scot Bertram to discuss the thinking and teaching of Neil Postman.

Duration:00:21:18

Josh Andrew: Teaching Classically

11/15/2020
Josh Andrew, Dean of Academics at Atlanta Classical Academy in Atlanta (GA), joins host Scot Bertram to discuss teaching classically, developing a curriculum, and the duties of a dean.

Duration:00:17:15

Leading Figures in Education: John Dewey

11/11/2020
Jon Fennell, Professor Emeritus of Education and former Dean of Social Sciences at Hillsdale College joins host Scot Bertram to discuss the thinking and teaching of John Dewey.

Duration:00:27:22

Leading Figures in Education: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

10/26/2020
Zachary Bennett, Research Associate in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University, joins host Scot Bertram to discuss the thinking and teaching of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Duration:00:20:34

Brad Richardson: Teaching Epics

10/18/2020
Brad Richardson, from Ascent Classical Academy in Douglas County (CO), talks with host Scot Bertram about the teaching epics and how students respond to works of such great length.

Duration:00:17:53

Leading Figures in Education: C.S. Lewis

10/12/2020
Lou Markos, Professor in English at Houston Baptist University, where he also holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities, joins host Scot Bertram to discuss the thinking and teaching of C.S. Lewis.

Duration:00:20:49

Kurt Kirner: The Science Behind a Good Physical Education

9/29/2020
Kurt Kirner, assistant professor of sports studies and head swimming and diving coach at Hillsdale College, talks with host Scot Bertram about the Science Behind a Good Physical Education.

Duration:00:22:57

Leading Figures in Education: Maria Montessori

9/20/2020
Adam Kear, teacher at Veritas Preparatory Academy in Phoenix (AZ) joins host Scot Bertram to discuss the thinking and teaching of Maria Montessori.

Duration:00:23:24

Andrew Holm: Making the Most of Virtual Education

9/16/2020
Andrew Holm, Latin teacher at Hillsdale Academy in Hillsdale (Michigan), talks with host Scot Bertram about making the most of virtual education and online instruction.

Duration:00:24:03

Leading Figures in Education: John Henry Newman

9/7/2020
Dr. David Whalen, Associate Vice President for Curriculum & Professor of English at Hillsdale College, joins host Scot Bertram to discuss the thinking and teaching of John Henry Newman.

Duration:00:16:00

Joshua Thomas: Student Thoughts on Senior Thesis Project

8/27/2020
Joshua Thomas, a graduate of Founders Classical Academy of Lewisville (Texas) and a sophomore at the University of North Texas, talks with host Scot Bertram about the process of writing and defending her senior thesis at Founders Classical Academy.

Duration:00:21:08

Charlotte Taylor: Student Thoughts on Senior Thesis Project

8/19/2020
Charlotte Taylor, a graduate of Atlanta Classical Academy, and an incoming freshman at the University of Georgia, talks with host Scot Bertram about the process of writing and defending her senior thesis at Founders Classical Academy.

Duration:00:21:14

Brandon Misko: A Teacher’s Journey From Year 1 to Year 8

8/17/2020
Brandon Misko is a chemistry and physics teacher at Founders Classical Academy in Lewisville (Texas), where he has worked since the school's inception. He joins host Scot Bertram to discuss that journey.

Duration:00:24:26

Rebecca Fox: Student Thoughts on Senior Thesis Project

8/13/2020
Rebecca Fox, a graduate of Golden View Classical Academy (Colorado) and an incoming freshman at Colorado School of Mines, talks with host Scot Bertram about the process of writing and defending her senior thesis at Golden View.

Duration:00:14:39

Josette Bowe: Student Thoughts on Senior Thesis Project

8/5/2020
Josette Bowe, a graduate of Founders Classical Academy in Lewisville (Texas)and entering her second year at the University of North Texas, talks with host Scot Bertram about the process of writing and defending her senior thesis at Founders Classical Academy.

Duration:00:19:39

Amanda Gilmore: Teaching Literature Classically

8/2/2020
Amanda Gilmore, literature teacher at Golden View Classical Academy (Colorado), joins host Scot Bertram to discuss working in classical education, getting students excited about literature, and the role of parents in education.

Duration:00:14:27

Mary Cid: Student Thoughts on Senior Thesis Project

7/29/2020
Mary Cid, a graduate of Founders Classical Academy in Leander (Texas) and rising sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin, talks with host Scot Bertram about the process of writing and defending her senior thesis at Founders Classical Academy.

Duration:00:18:43

Nathan McClallen: Bringing Back Physical Education

7/27/2020
Nathan McClallen, athletic director and lead PE teacher at Founders Classical Academy of Leander (Texas), talks with host Scot Bertram about why PE is the neglected discipline and what can be done to bring it back.

Duration:00:18:04

Five Things to Look For in a Math Curriculum: Episode 5

7/19/2020
Nicholis Wagner, assistant director of the Barney Charter School Initiative, joins host Scot Bertram to discuss the fifth thing to look for in a math curriculum: spiraling of concepts.

Duration:00:05:50