Dr. Christopher Perrin

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About Dr. Christopher Perrin

Dr. Christopher Perrin is an author, consultant and speaker, who specializes in classical education. He is committed to the national renewal of the liberal arts tradition. He co-founded and serves full time as the CEO/publisher at Classical Academic Press, a classical education curriculum, media, and consulting company. Christopher serves as a consultant to charter, public, private, and Christian schools across the country. He is the board vice president of the Society for Classical Learning and the director of the Alcuin Fellowship of classical educators. He has published numerous articles and lectures that are widely used throughout the United States and the English-speaking world.

Christopher received his B.A. in history from the University of South Carolina and his M.Div. and Ph.D. in apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary. He was also a special student in literature at St. Johns College in Annapolis. He has taught at Messiah College and Chesapeake Theological Seminary, and served as the founding headmaster of a classical school in Harrisburg, PA for ten years. He is the author of the books An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents, The Greek Alphabet Code Cracker, Greek for Children, and co-author of the Latin for Children series published by Classical Academic Press.

Christopher has a passion for classical education and is a lover of goodness, truth, and beauty wherever it is found.

 


Classical Consulting

Dr. Perrin speaks regularly at schools, conferences, and homeschool conventions. He has been a consultant for over 50 schools in 23 states. Christopher is available to speak on various subjects. Select one of the options below for a list of available topics:

Classical, Christian School Consulting & Seminar Topics Public & Charter School Consulting & Seminar Topics Homeschool Conference Seminar Topics

Videos

Classical Consortium Video on Classical Education

Scholé: Restful Learning

Classical Q&A with Chris Perrin

 

Eight Essential Principles of Classical Pedagogy:

  1. Overview
  2. Festina Lente (Make Haste Slowly)
  3. Multum Non Multa (Much Not Many)
  4. Repetito Mater Memoriae (Repetition Is the Mother of Memory)
  5. Embodied Learning: The Rhythms, Practices, Traditions and Routines of Learning
  6. Songs, Chants and Jingles
  7. Wonder and Curiosity
  8. Educational Virtues: Without Educational Virtues We Simply Lack… a Student
  9. Scholé, Contemplation, Leisure

Bonus Principles:

  1. Docendo Discimus (By Teaching We Learn)
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Audio Lectures (MP3)

The Lighter Side of Education

What is Classical Education?

Recovering the Intellectual Virtues

School as Scholé (Leisure and Contemplation)

Community is Classical

Why Latin and How to Teach It in Grades 3-6

Revolutionary Latin

Embodied Learning

Developing Student Intellectual Virtues

 


 

Articles

What is Classical Education?

The Poetry of Secular Science and Christian Theology

Desiring a Kingdom School (Review of Desiring the Kingdom by James KA Smith)

Change Your School

Dad As Teacher, Mentor and Professor

School of Scholé

The Kitchen Table

Loving What Must Be Done

 


 

Inside Classical Education Blog

ICE BlogClassical education is the method of teaching and learning that has been used throughout western history, and has many facets. A current renaissance of this movement is spreading through the country, both in schools and homeschools, and we are proud to be a part of it. One term to describe the particular branch of classical education that we support is “trivium-based education.” This movement within classical education was inspired by Dorothy Sayers and Douglas Wilson to restore the trivium as a model for shaping primary and secondary education. Other emphases of a classical education are the integration of subjects, the study of a classical language, often Latin, and the reading and discussion of the great books. For more information about classical education visit the Inside Classical Education blog!