Joshua Gibbs

Author / Teacher / Consultant

Joshua Gibbs teaches great books, lectures on classical pedagogy, and is a prolific blogger for the Circe Institute. He also offers online classes, consultation, and the Proverbial podcast.

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"So Your Parents are Thinking of Sending You to a Classical Christian School" is a new pamphlet written to introduce classical Christian education to prospective students in grades 8+. Available for purchase as an easy-to-print PDF, it is an invaluable resource that can be used in school admissions packets and interviews. 

Summer Conference

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Recordings are now available for the Summer 2022 Online Conference. Sessions included "How to Write, Implement, Explain, and Defend a Classroom Catechism, "How to Set your Classroom Apart as a Sacred Space," "A Primer on Teaching Difficult Old Books," and more.


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Distance and in-person consultation available for classical schools and educators.


"How To Be Unlucky is a much needed book, a book which will prove spiritually and intellectually valuable to teachers, students, and parents alike. This book stands to significantly change the way you think of education. Look away from the glitzy shallows of your smartphone and dive into the deep end with Joshua Gibbs. As a professor, I'd love for all of my colleagues—and as a dad, I want all of my kids' teachers—to be drinking deeply of the ideas Joshua Gibbs is tackling in How to Be Unlucky. Our rising generation obviously needs to be wrestling more regularly with both the theory and practice of virtue, but how can we get them to want to? Mere moralistic lecturing probably makes the outcome we seek less rather than more likely, so what is to be done? Well, here's some good news: Both wit and wise counsel—and an introductory guide to the ancients, and some self-deprecation about Gibbs's own failures, and even meaningful reflection on '90s rock—all await you in these important pages."

Senator Ben Sasse

Author of The Vanishing American Adult