I am a Teacher.


Whether history or writing, the key to learning is the story.

After ten years in the classroom, I can tell you no kid ever learnt anything he didn’t care about. The hardest–and most important–thing for a teacher to do is find the heart in the story and invite the kids to care. All my classes begin with this in mind: that it is through the stories we tell that we learn who we are, and it is from the stories of the great women and men of the past that we learn to be better versions of ourselves.

I teach logic, rhetoric, poetics, history, and writing, but they all come from and return to the same thing: we are children of a creator, and he made us to hear him in stories.

Currently teaching at:

In case it matters: Mr. C graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in Classics (Roman History) and minors in English and History. In April 2025 he’ll graduate from Mount Liberty College with a Master’s in Classical Literature and Pedagogy.

His past teaching experience includes:

  • Ensign Peak Academy (2016-2019)
  • South Valley Leadership Academy (2015-2019)
  • Leadership Education Academy (2009-2014)
  • Harmony Education Services (2012-2014)
  • George Mueller Academy (2013-2017)
  • Lumen Scholar Institute (2016-2019)

Also see the copious testimonials on the home page.

Teaching Locations

At Liahona, I teach Junior High and High School history, M-Th 9:30am-10:20am (JrH), 10:25-11:20am (HS).

For the 2022-23 school year I will be teaching US history. Email me at chrisjones@liahonaed.com to learn more.

Defense Against the Dark Arts (2023-24)

ELA 1010 Thinking and Writing (Writing, Logic, and Rhetoric): Wed. 1pm-4pm (Fall semester)

ELA 1020 Thinking and Speaking (Basics of public speaking/debate): Wed. 1pm-4pm (Winter semester)

Contact me at cjones@mountlibertycollege.org, or find more info on the Mount Liberty College website.

Or watch the following video to see if Mount Liberty is for you:

 

Simulations:

  • Raleigh NC June 4-7, 2024 (some tix still available)–YES Week: The Grimm Truth

Underground Legion:

  • Boise, ID: Three Empires: Egypt, Greece, Rome–Alternate Fridays, 1pm, beginning Sept 6, 2024 (online 16x, onsite in Boise 8x) ending May 2, 2025 (apply at mrc@aliasmrc.com)
  • Boise, ID: Writing to Publish–a writing workshop for serious young writers, weekly 1oam-11am, beginning Sept 6, 2024 (online 30 classes, onsite  in Boise 8 classes) ending May 2. Every student that attends and does the work will be published at the conclusion of the class. Apply at mrc@aliasmrc.com
  • Lehi, UT: Writing/Publication Workshop Mondays 1:30pm beginning September 9, 2024 (see description above and on link at left)

 

Events

UPCOMING

Intensive Writing Workshop

Start Date: 09/06/2024 | End Date: 04/29/2025

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UPCOMING

Three Empires: Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Start Date: 09/06/2024 | End Date: 05/02/2025

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