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Parents of classical students

Cultivating the Imagination: Approaching Fairy Tales, Fables, and Moral Lessons


with Adrienne Freas

Calendar May 6, 2023 at 9 am

What: In this session, teachers will learn why fables and fairy tales help children develop a well-ordered imagination. We will discuss how to approach stories without getting in the way of the child's imagination. Experience the role, and proper ordering of the imagination through reading, narrating, and discussing a fable and a fairy tale. Teachers will learn the importance of respecting the imagination through reading, narrating, and properly discussing the moral of a story. We will include a progymnasmata fable writing exercise! 

Who: For parents, classroom instructors or home educators.

(good course for parents whose children are at classical schools)

Requirements: Zoom app (courses are LIVE and not recorded) Participation is necessary for a classical experience. Zoom link will be provided prior to the class.

Dates: Saturday, May 6, 2023

Time: 9:00 am -11:00 CST Central Time (Live event - not recorded)

Cost: $25 (non-refundable and not recorded)

About the Teacher 

Adrienne is the founder and director of The Classical Education Podcast as well as Beautiful Teaching Consulting. Her expertise is in collaborating and guiding new, and established schools in classical curriculum and professional development needs. She has worked as the Classical Education Advisor for the K-12 Curriculum and Professional Development Project at University of Dallas and served as the Director of Classical Methods for Responsive Education Solutions. In both roles, Adrienne has collaborated with districts, boards, school leaders, and thousands of teachers, helping nearly 30 schools transition to a classical model. She has led teams creating classical professional development, leading parent education workshops, and writing customized educational materials that promote a strong virtue-based humanities curriculum for K-12 schools.

She specializes in Coaching and transitioning schools into the liberal arts tradition; K-8 classical curriculum development; Charlotte Mason pedagogy; Trivium-Based Lesson Planning, classical charter schools; Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant education; Homeschooling.

Adrienne has been married to Brian for 30 years. She is a retired homeschool mother of four adult children and the grandmother of five. She works part-time as a Classical Pedagogy and Curriculum Specialist for Coram Deo Academies in DFW. 

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