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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

David Whalen: Why Read Beatrix Potter?

10/2/2022
David Whalen, Associate Vice President for Curriculum and Professor of English at Hillsdale College, joins host Scot Bertram to discuss the children's author Beatrix Potter, explain what makes her works unique, and why the illustrations in her books are so important.

Duration:00:19:49

Tara Hollis: Joy in the Classroom

9/25/2022
Tara Hollis. First Grade Teacher at Founders Classical Academy in Leander (Texas), joins host Scot Bertram to discuss the difference between joy and wonder in the classroom, how to balance order and joy, and what students should take away from school on a daily basis.

Duration:00:19:56

Ali Pries: Classical Education for Young Children

9/18/2022
Ali Pries, Fourth Grade Teacher at Golden View Classical Academy in Golden (Colo.) and Master Teacher with the Hillsdale College K-12 Network, joins host Scot Bertram to discuss classical education for the younger grades, how work here prepares students for upper grades, and the role of song and play in these grammar school years.

Duration:00:22:16

Ben Beier: Why Read Mother Goose

9/11/2022
Benjamin Beier, Associate Professor of Education at Hillsdale College, joins host Scot Bertram to discuss nursey rhymes, what these poems generally are designed to do, and how to introduce them to children.

Duration:00:20:51

Nathan McClallen: Every Student an Athlete

9/4/2022
Nathan McClallen, Athletic Director and Lead P.E. Teacher at Valor Public Charter Schools of Austin (Texas), joins host Scot Bertram to discuss why all students should see themselves as athletes, changing a student's mindset to see that everyone has athletic potential, and motivating students to be the best athlete they can be.

Duration:00:15:38

David Withun: The Leader's Perspective on Opening a New School

8/28/2022
David Withun, Head of School at Jacksonville Classical Academy in Jacksonville (Fla.), joins host Scot Bertram to discuss the responsibilities of a head of school prior to opening, establishing the school culture that you want among your student body, and educating informing parents about what they should expect at your school.

Duration:00:25:54

Ian Atherton: Bringing Students to Care About Great Books

8/21/2022
Ian Atherton, Upper School Humanities Teacher at Golden View Classical Academy in Golden (Colo.), joins host Scot Bertram to discuss how to cultivate a taste for great books in students, what a grading system should look like for literature course, and how to convince students to offer opinions and take part in conversations in class.

Duration:00:18:05

Sean Maltbie: The State of Catholic Education Today

8/14/2022
Sean Maltbie, Headmaster at Sacred Heart Academy in Grand Rapids (Mich.) joins host Scot Bertram to discuss the arc of Catholic education in America and what is necessary for the rebirth of Catholic classical education in the country.

Duration:00:23:45

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