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November 13-15, 2024

The Art of Teaching

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About the Art of Teaching

Life is a process of constant change. No one can teach a subject in the same way two years running. Even if he uses the same books and teaches the same facts and conclusions, the second year he will have blurred a few outlines by repetition, cut a few corners because of age. The alternatives are only these: to allow your teaching to petrify by neglect, or constantly to refresh it by transfusions of new vitality and interest…

- Gilbert Highet, The Art of Teaching

The day a teacher says that he is done growing is the day he ought to quit teaching. For without a fire of his own, a teacher cannot do what, according to Plutarch, is the very essence of his job: lighting a fire in the minds of his students.

At the same time, however, it is not enough merely to be motivated; the road to failure is paved with good intentions. Beyond having the proper aim, a teacher must develop and continually improve the craft—art—of his profession.

The Art of Teaching Conference is designed to assist teachers in this endeavor. Designed especially for teachers early in their careers (though certainly open to veteran educators) the conference focuses on the practical, day-to-day realities of the teaching profession.

Conference Highlights

  • Meals and drinks provided by The Heights, meant to create an environment of fraternity where educators can meet and form friendships.
  • Lectures, breakout sessions focused on specifics area of teaching.
  • Classroom observations.
  • Practical working sessions.


  • Working with Parents
  • Classroom Tone and Culture
  • Classroom Discipline
  • Teaching Sovereign Knowers
  • Class Preparation
  • The Modes of Teaching
  • Assessment
  • Teaching Boys
  • Teacher as Mentor
  • Forming in Freedom
  • Difficult Conversations and Unique Challenges


Registration for this event will open summer 2024.

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