- November 11, 2017 at 7:35 AM #39959
In her excellent book, Teaching From Rest, Sarah Mackenzie says, “The true aim of education is to order a child’s affections — to teach him to love what he ought and hate what he ought.” How does that look in the classroom?
- November 11, 2017 at 3:06 PM #39966
That’s a powerful idea.
I seldom have lesson plans centered on this concept (maybe I should think about that), but I often find that class discussions end up circling around to something like this. What is good and what is bad? What is right and what is wrong? What is the right way to think about violence, or possessions, or people who are different from me? What is my source of truth on these kinds of questions? What’s a little scary is that I generally try to steer students toward the same answers that I’ve landed on. There’s a pretty big assumption I’m making there…
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