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Joshua Gibbs

Author / Teacher / Consultant

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

Pamphlets

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"A Short Introduction to Classical Christian Education" and "So Your Parents are Thinking of Sending You to a Classical Christian School" are pamphlets written to introduce classical Christian education to audiences that include parents, prospective parents, prospective students, faculty, and staff. Available for purchase as easy-to-print PDFs, they are invaluable resources that can be used in school admissions packets, interviews, and faculty development.

Summer Conference

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A recording package is now available for the 2023 Summer Online Conference, June 23-24. Sessions include "How to Test, How to Grade," "How to Teach (Political) Philosophy," "Knowing Your Own Limits," and more - click for the full session list and other details.

2023-24 Online Classes

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Registration is now available for two online classes: Plato's Republic for Beginners (Fall 2023) and Introduction to Modern Political Philosophy (Spring 2024).

"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

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