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.