“If classical Christian education is more than simply a refuge from troubled, dumbed-down, secular school systems, what is it? In his introduction, Joshua Gibbs offers a teacher’s clear, concise, and thoughtful answer. Classical Christian education is a choice. Every parent ought to read this pamphlet before making it.” David Hicks, author of Norms & Nobility ReadContinue reading ““A Short Introduction to Classical Christian Education” is Now Available”
Category Archives: Delusions of Grandeur
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Why Are We Talking About Rabbits?
With John Heers of The First Things Foundation on Why Are We Talking About Rabbits? Listen to the episode on Spotify here.
A Short Introduction To Classical Christian Education: Excerpt
“A classical Christian school is not “classical and Christian.” Rather, classical Christianity is a fundamentally different sort of Christianity than is referred to in contemporary terms like “Christian radio” or “Christian fiction.” The two sorts of Christianity have little in common. Classical Christianity is not a version of “Christianity.” It’s the other way around. TheContinue reading “A Short Introduction To Classical Christian Education: Excerpt”
Upsetocracy: Rule By The Most Upset
Overcoming the hubris of modernity means learning to be a little less impressed with the fact something has made you upset.
Anyone Led A Class Trip To NYC Lately?
I am interested in whether any fellow teachers have led class trips to New York City in the last year or so, and if they have, what it was like. If you have experience leading class trips to NYC post-COVID, I would love to hear about it. You can contact me through Gibbs Classical.
How To Interpret Twitter Statistics
Step one: Say something profound or provocative. Step two: Count the number of people who respond in any way. That is how many followers you actually have. Step three: Repent of all the ways you have lied to yourself when explaining to yourself why almost no one ever responds to your tweets.
How To Show A Video In The Classroom
“Many teachers defend showing videos in class on the grounds they’re “educational,” but this proves far too little. You can teach children data with a screen, but data isn’t formational. Screens are formational, though. A little child who uses videos to learn the alphabet may learn his subject much faster than a little child learning the alphabetContinue reading “How To Show A Video In The Classroom”
Envy Is Always A Failure Of The Imagination
The people we want to be like want to be like people we don’t want to be like.