The Classical Apprenticeship: Mastering the Art of Teaching

Thursday, June 25 | 3:30-4:15pm

All teachers aim to impact students’ lives, to improve their craft, and to engage in lifelong learning. However, most of the mechanisms that administrators utilize do not achieve these aims. In fact, the majority of teachers believe that they would have a bigger impact and be more effective if they did not have to participate in required professional development and evaluation procedures. In this session, teachers and administrators will be shown an apprenticeship model used to promote mastery in the art of teaching within a Classical Christian school. 

This model is inspired by the work of both Classical and contemporary educational leaders and is founded upon three core principles: relationship, reflection and cohesion. As a newer head of school, who has benefited personally from being an apprentice of seasoned administrators, the classical apprenticeship model is the best mindset and method I have discovered to promote mastery in the art of teaching.

David Seibel

David Seibel is the Head of School at Coram Deo in Carmel, IN. He holds a Master of Education and a Master of Divinity. After working in both public education and generic Christian education, David has embraced CCE as the most strategic Great Commission initiative for teaching and training the next generation. His interests include organizational behavior, Reformed theology, baseball and teacher effectiveness. His favorite quote is from CT Studd, “Only one life, twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.”