Help Your Teachers Master the Art of Classical Teaching
“Teaching is one of the three great cooperative arts. The other two are farming and healing –the arts of agriculture and of medicine. All three are “cooperative” because they must work with nature to produce the goods they aim at.”Mortimer Adler, The Paideia Proposal: An Educational Manifesto
The teacher’s job is to support students on their learning journey. We cannot learn for the students or force them to learn. At the same time, if students are not learning, the work of education is not happening. The solution is to connect with what goes on inside a student when they learn and how we can come alongside them to support them in learning. They are the heroes. We are their guides.
All teacher training courses, workshops, and in-person training at Paideia Academics focus on training teachers to teach within the Christian classical tradition, which includes an approach that honors the nature of the student, the teacher, and the content and skills we study in the classical liberal arts tradition.
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Jennifer R. Patterson~ Classical Teacher, Speaker, & Trainer
Jennifer Patterson is a classical teacher, consultant, and artist. Jennifer is a CiRCE certified Classical Teacher and has taught humanities, logic, rhetoric, and the fine arts since 2009. She is the founder and director of Paideia Academics, an organization devoted to training new classical educators how to teach the classical liberal arts.
Jennifer was a contributing author for The Lost Tools of Writing Level 1, published by The CiRCE Institute, and former co-host of The Classical Homeschool Podcast. Jennifer has spoken at dozens of events across the nation on classical education and teaching. Currently, Jennifer is writing her first book about classical teacher development. Her research interests include classical rhetoric, classical pedagogy, world mythology, the intersection between education and healing, and how we find belonging on this side of eternity.
Jennifer’s teaching and training style is thoughtful, down-to-earth, immersive, and practical. Participants walk away with deep, authentic, and hands-on knowledge of the content discussed in each training. Additionally, Jennifer leads participants in connecting with the ancient philosophy of the classical tradition and shows them how to connect it to practices and ideas that live on the ground level in the classroom.
Jennifer’s published works and podcast appearances can be seen across the web. Read Jennifer’s complete bio here, including links to lectures and conference talks.