greek

Patio Q&A with Tim Griffith, Jason Merritt, and Karen Moore

Friday, June 26 | 4:30-5:15pm Languages Session Recording This is a Patio Q&A with the Languages Workshop Presenters. Karen Moore Karen Moore has filled both teaching and administrative roles at Grace Academy of Georgetown, a classical Christian school in central Texas, where she has built the 3-12th grade classical language program. She holds a B.A. in Classics from the University of Texas at Austin. She… Read More »Patio Q&A with Tim Griffith, Jason Merritt, and Karen Moore

Socratic and Platonic Pedagogy: Four Lessons from the Masters

Thursday, June 25 | 2:30-3:15pm Languages Session Recording As classical educators, we admire, read, and learn from Plato and his presentation of Socrates, but we do so primarily with an eye toward ethics and metaphysics. We primarily regard these intellectual giants as thinkers, but what if we consider them as educators? What can we learn about teaching from two of history’s greatest teachers? In this… Read More »Socratic and Platonic Pedagogy: Four Lessons from the Masters

Beginning a Greek Curriculum: Two Models

Thursday, June 25 | 11:30-12:15pm Languages Session Recording The majority of the essentials text studied in classical education were written in either Latin or Greek, yet many classical schools offer only Latin. This workshop is intended to provide administrators and language department chairs encouragement and confidence to beginning a Greek language program in their schools by offering a brief overview of two models of teaching… Read More »Beginning a Greek Curriculum: Two Models

Beginner Spoken Ancient/Koine Greek

Friday, June 26 | 2:30-3:15pm Languages Session Recording Considering introducing a spoken element to one’s ancient language classroom can often be a daunting idea. One imagines they’ll have to make an overhaul of their entire curriculum and take innovative steps to become immersive. This assumption is often made because in conversations on active pedagogy for spoken languages, translation sometimes gets a bum rap. It’s seen… Read More »Beginner Spoken Ancient/Koine Greek

The Letter Killeth: Novice Spoken Ancient/Koine Greek

Friday, June 26 | 11:30-12:15pm Languages Session Recording One major obstacle to introducing Greek in the classroom, especially in the lower grades, is the fact that it requires learning a new (although technically not different) alphabet. Plus, this alphabet uses all sorts of confusing marks above, and below, the letters! Often half a semester, or more, can be spent on getting students just used to… Read More »The Letter Killeth: Novice Spoken Ancient/Koine Greek