CiRCE INSTITUTE WORKSHOP
Naperville Christian Academy
1451 Raymond Dr.
Naperville, IL 60563
Tuesday, November 6, 9am to 4pm
In this event, CiRCE Certified Master Teacher, Matt Bianco, will present the five principles of restful teaching. Teaching doesn’t need to be a stressful, intimidating activity. Topics will include:
- Restful Teaching: Why restful teaching rises when teaching is oriented toward perceiving truth and Truth
- Restful Planning: There are three modes of teaching/learning (the three columns) that enable us to plan restfully
- Restful Curriculum: The arts of truth-fishing
- Restful Pedagogy: Teaching truth
- Restful Assessment: Evaluating truth perception
One hour will be set aside for lunch.
Evening of Enrichment – Speaker: Robert Tracy McKenzie
“They Knew They Were Pilgrims”: The True Story of the “First Thanksgiving” and Why It Matters to Us Today
The memory of the first Thanksgiving celebration at Plymouth near four centuries ago looms large in how American Christians remember their civil and religious roots. But what do we really know about the first Thanksgiving in 1621? How have Americans remembered that event over the centuries, and how did the occasion come to be a national holiday? As American Christians, how can the answers to these questions sharpen our understanding of our religious and national heritage?
401 N. Main Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Friday, November 9, 7:30pm
About the Speaker: Tracy McKenzie is the Arthur Holmes Professor of Faith and Learning and the chair of the Department of History at Wheaton College. He is the author of numerous books, including The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us about Loving God and Learning from History, A Little Book for New Historians: How and Why to Study History, and a manuscript in progress on the rise of American democracy titled “We the Fallen People.” His goal in all his writing is to aid Christians in our present-tense society to think both historically and Christianly about our world. McKenzie blogs on the intersection of faith and history at http://www.