"I loved when our Academic Dean of Upper School led us through an experiential Harkness discussion training. We participated in the discussion as teachers. I always love sessions that concretely train us in methods, because I feel like I…"
"Greetings. Thanks for adding me. Keep me posted on your plans for our program. We started with 23 this semester and have another dozen starting this summer. We have been so blessed and hope you still consider studying with us.
" July 23-29: Books 5-7, focus on Books 6,7
Question #1: ALLEGORY OF THE CAVE: How is learning similar to the illustration uses at the beginning of Book 7 -- that of a man becoming unfettered from chains and out of…"
"July 16-22: Books 2-4
Question #1: Near the end of Book I, Socrates proclaims that the interlocutors still don't know what justice is. Some readers may throw up their hands, asking, "What?! What's the point of all…"
"Richard, I totally think the correlation between Job and the Greek works is legitimate! Would you say it's fair to say that Cephalus, with his limited-though-well-accepted vision of life may be compared to Job's friends, who claim…"
"Jacob: Yes, I actually have taught the Melian Dialogue, Antigone, and Book I of the Republic in tandem in my 9th grade ancient humanities classes; the parallel is so intriguing, for students and teacher alike. It seems to there was a major…"
"July 9-15: Discuss Republic, Book I
I consider Book I not only to be the opening to a potent philsophical text, but also a rich literary treasure. Each time I read or teach any of Plato's works, a student directs me to deeper layers in…"
"Hello everyone! It's the first week of July and I promised I would be ready to begin reading Plato's Republic together. Should we officially begin next Monday, July 9th, starting with Republic, Book 1?? I am thinking we…"
history, especially early modern & ancient; philosophy of science & epistemology, political philosophy; American lit.
Hobbies and Other Interests
drawing, hiking with my family
How Long Have You Been a Teacher?
Dostoevsky, Willa Cather, Hemingway, Chaim Potok, Plato (my favorite to teach), Nicholas Wolterstorff, Jacques Barzun
Tell us a bit about yourself--a brief bio
Having taught classically for 6 years now, I also serve as adjunct professor in the philosophy dept. at Trinity Christian College. Previously I taught Latin, Logic, and Upper School Humanities (mainly history/philosophy/politics). I also volunteered in youth ministry, most notably YoungLife, for several years. I've been a Chicagoland girl my whole life. Now I live with my husband and son on the suburban outskirts, spending much time on the riverbank, searching for frogs and skipping rocks :)
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Greetings. Thanks for adding me. Keep me posted on your plans for our program. We started with 23 this semester and have another dozen starting this summer. We have been so blessed and hope you still consider studying with us.