Monday, July 6, 2009

Fish Out of Water: Looking Toward Day 2

Well, Day One went better than I expected, although I fell into lecture without intending to do so. Gotta watch that.  

The kids are terrific and many showed some genuine interest in Plato's anti-empiricist rant in the Allegory. They will read the piece tonight, generate questions on it tomorrow, and discuss it in a Harkness circle. The kids will also write their first journal entry tomorrow when they reflect on Plato's positioning vis-a-vis The Truth.  Then it is on to Jacob Bronowski Wednesday. 

Teaching for four hours straight in the summer is . . . challenging.  I imagine that from the perspective of the students it is even more of a trial. 


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