Session #2 - Friday Plenary Session

"Christ, the Wisdom of God"

 Andrew Kern

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In I Corinthians, the Apostle Paul not only warns us against the danger of the “wisdom of words” but he tells us it would be better for us to “become a fool, that he may be wise.” When we choose what and how to teach and assess our children, can we find light in St. Paul’s solution: Christ, the Wisdom of God”? Let’s consider the implications.

Andrew Kern is a researcher, teacher, and consultant on classical education, with a primary focus on Christian and especially Orthodox education. Having home schooled (with his wife) their five now grown children, and having trained many home school teachers through the CiRCE apprenticeship, Andrew has grown into a well-received home school conference speaker. He has also helped start several private schools over the years and has been consulting with classical educators for over 20 years. His quest is to explore the Orthodox tradition for the wisdom it offers for our teaching in the here and now.

Andrew is founder and president of the CiRCE Institute, co-author of The Lost Tools of Writing, The CiRCE Guide to Reading, and (with Dr. Gene Edward Veith) Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America. He and his family live in North Carolina.