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Excerpts from (and about) the writings of Theon in Progymnasmata: Greek Textbooks of Prose Composition and Rhetoric by George Kennedy, 2003.
Theon's writings about the progymnasmata are unique in several respects, being the earliest that we have and the only description of these exercises written for fellow teachers (rather than as a textbook for students). Theon was clearly a passionate teacher, and his suggestions are often thought-provoking. (I've added a…Continue
Added by Jesse Hake on December 31, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Several colleagues have recommended this book over the years, and I was very grateful when I read it recently. Josef Pieper (a German Catholic philosopher) touches upon critical relationships between schools, the liberal arts, contemplation, worship, celebration, festival and work. His ideas have fostered…Continue
Added by Jesse Hake on December 19, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Excerpts from Science and the Story that We Need by Neil Postman.
I think this article starts of well, and highlights a great many true and important thoughts, which I've tried to collect below. But If you read it in its entirety, be prepared for an ending that misses its own point, throwing the baby out…