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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

Epics Series: Paradise Lost

11/27/2022
Ian Atherton, Upper School Humanities Teacher at Golden View Classical Academy in Golden (Colo.), joins host Scot Bertram as part of our "Epic Poems" series. Atherton discusses PARADISE LOST.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:20:24

Zach Good: What is Classical Pedagogy?

11/20/2022
Zach Good, Dean of Faculty and Curriculum at Sacred Heart Academy in Grand Rapids (Mich.), joins host Scot Bertram to discuss the core tenants of authentically classical pedagogy, caring for both the head and the heart of the student, and what might comprise inauthentic classical pedagogy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:54

David Withun: A Day in the Life of Jacksonville Classical Academy

11/13/2022
David Withun, Head of School at Jacksonville Classical Academy in Jacksonville (Fla.), joins host Scot Bertram to walk us through a day at JCA. How do administrators and teachers welcome students to school? What do transitions between classes look and sound like? What does the Head of School try to accomplish during the day?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:25:23

Petrarch & Renaissance Education: Part 2

11/6/2022
Matt Gaetano, Associate Professor of History at Hillsdale College, returns to talk with host Scot Bertram about how Petrarch inspired schools in his time and his influence on Renaissance education.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:20:58

Petrarch & Renaissance Education: Part 1

10/30/2022
Matt Gaetano, Associate Professor of History at Hillsdale College, talks with host Scot Bertram about the life and teachings of Petrarch, his influence during the Renaissance, and where we see his influence present today.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:16:29

Sarah Kiesewetter: Work/Life Balance for Teachers

10/23/2022
Sarah Kiesewetter, Dean of Grammar School at Golden View Classical Academy in Golden (Colo.), joins host Scot Bertram to discuss how to maintain a work/life balance for teachers, how priorities can shift over time, and how to use breaks wisely.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:18:45

Epic Poems Series: Aeneid

10/16/2022
Ellen Condict, Upper School Literature Teacher at Hillsdale Academy and Adjunct Professor of English and Education at Hillsdale College, joins host Scot Bertram as part of our "Epic Poems" series. Condict discusses AENEID.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:21:26

Dan Coupland: Tried and True Pedagogy

10/9/2022
Dan Coupland, Chairman of Education, Dean of the Graduate School of Classical Education, and Professor of Education at Hillsdale College, joins host Scot Bertram to discuss his new book TRIED AND TRUE: A PRIMER ON SOUND PEDAGOGY.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:25:18

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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:24:55