Consulting

Conference

Sessions

MY MISSION

 

It is my mission to: equip students with an enduring understanding of mathematics and the fundamental aptitudes necessary for effective problem solving; to embody and promote Biblical principles through my instruction and relationships with fellow administrators, teachers, parents, and students; to grow professionally through frequent reflection, research, and collaboration with colleagues; to support all school striving to offer a distinctly Christian and classical curriculum in the context of a school culture where the great conversation is vibrantly alive.

 

FEATURED SESSIONS

SCL Summer Conference | Birmingham, AL, June 2018

A History of Ineffective Reform and a Call to Revive the Pedagogy of Our Tradition

Incarnation; Loving Your Students Out Loud; Wonder and the Imagination

Storytelling and Memorable Metaphors

Teaching Like Socrates Through Essential Questions and Problem Solving

Movement and Formative Liturgies

The Beauty and Persuasive Power of Language

Covenant Classical School Summer Math Symposium | Fort Worth, TX, July 2017

The Mathematical Experience

Teaching (Socratically) Through Problem Solving

Backward Design for Humanity's Sake

Unit Plan Design Workshop

SCL Pre-Conference | Dallas, TX, June 2017

Understanding the Current Condition

The Priority of Transforming Pedagogy

Addition, Subtraction, Bar-Modeling, and Algebraic Thinking

Preparing and Supporting Parents

Pitfalls, Triumphs, and Measures of Success

SCL Regional Conference | Birmingham, AL, Feb 2017

Reviving the Pedagogy of our Tradition

Teaching Arithmetic Classically

Slaying Mathematical Dragons - Teaching Socratically Through Problem Solving

SCL Summer Conference | Dallas, TX, June 2016

An Introduction ot Math Circles

Math Circles Practicum: Squaring Two Polygons Equal in Area

SCL Arete/Alcuin Retreat | Richmond, VA, October 2015

The Beauty and Persuasive Power of Language

The Contagious Embodiment of Affections

Teaching as an Act of Self-Giving Love

SCL Summer Conference | Atlanta, GA, June 2015

Making Math Memorable - Recovering the Ancient Art of Memory

Texas Colloqium for Classical Christian Schools Fort Worth, TX, 2014

The Classical Christian Response to the Current Condition of Education in America

SCL Summer Conference  | Austin, TX, June 2014

Essential Elements of Classical Christian Mathematics Instruction

Proof Writing Across the Curriculum - Mathematical Rhetoric

SCL Summer Pre-Conference and Conference | San Antonio, TX, June 2013

Mathematics in America

Teaching Mathematics Classically

Strategies for Refining/Reforming Your Mathematics Program

Principles of Effective Professional Development

Habitus: Rhythms and Routines of an Upper School Schedule

Trinity Classical Academy Regional Conference | Valencia, CA 2012

The Beauty of Mathematics

Institute for Classical Schools Summer Math and Science Lyceum | Memphis, TN 2011

Teaching Mathematics Classically

Consulting

Services

DESCRIPTION

My first priority is serving the parents, teachers, and students here at Covenant Classical School in Fort Worth, Texas, where I currently serve as Dean of Academics and Interim Grammar School Head. That said, I do reserve some margin for the purpose of offering consulting services during the school year. The sooner you can contact me to arrange a date the better. Ideally, I would fly out on a Wednesday evening, consult on Thursday and/or Friday, and then fly back no later than Saturday morning. I am glad to offer any of the sessions described above (conference presentations) or below (prior consults) or customize a series of sessions for your particular school.

FEES

I offer consulting and teacher training at a rate of $1,200 per day plus the cost of travel (flight, rental car) and lodging. A typical day begins no earlier than 8:00 AM and ends no later than 4:00 PM. Special arrangements can be made when consulting services include evening sessions.

FEATURED CONSULTS

Christian Heritage Classical School | Faculty Training | Longview, TX, Oct 2017

The Socratic Method and Plato's Meno

The Current Condition and the Classical Response

Teaching Socratically Through Problem Solving

Practicum: Linear Functions

Teaching Mathematics from the Concrete to the Pictorial to the Abstract

Veritas School | Faculty Training | Richmond, VA, March 2017

A History of Ineffective Reform and a Call to Revive the Pedagogy of our Tradition

Incarnation; Loving Your Students Out Loud; Wonder and the Imagination

Storytelling and Memorable Metaphors

Teaching Like Socrates Through Essential Questions and Problem Solving

Movement and Formative Liturgies

John Adams Academy | Faculty Training | Roseville, CA, Aug 2017, Jan 2018

Understanding the Current Condition

The Rise of Singapore and the Grammar of Mathematics

Reviving the Pedagogy of Our Tradition

Composing and Decomposing Units of Higher Value

The Socratic Method and Plato's Meno

Reflections on Paul Lockhart's A Mathematician's Lament

Understanding by Design (UbD) Workshop

Coram Deo Academy  | Faculty Training | Flower Mound, TX, Feb 2017

The Current Condition and the Classical Response

Classical Christian Pedagogy 101

Integrating Rhetoric into Mathematics and Science

Curriculum Mapping via Conceptual Threading

Learning Through Problem Solving

Professional Development Strategies

Faith Christian School | Faculty Training via Skype | Roanoke, VA, March 2016

Teaching Mathematics Classically

New Covenant School | Faculty Training | Lynchburg, VA, 2014

Understanding the Current Condition of Mathematics Education in America

Learning from International Best Practices

Defining Classical Pedagogy

Teaching Rhetoric in Mathematics

Classroom Management Strategies

Curriculum Mapping via Conceptual Threading

Contemplating the Beauty of Mathematics

Cambridge Classical School | Faculty Training | San Diego, CA, 2014

Pedagogical Principles of Singapore Mathematics

Addition and Subtraction as (De)Composing Units of Higher Value

Best Practices in Lesson Planning and Classroom Management

Curriculum Design Practicum: Pre-Algebra and Algebra One

Mental Mathematics and Manipulatives