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  2. kweitz

    What Topics Would You Like to See Addressed?

    Lynn, this is a great topic! I have copied it over to the Scholé Directors Forum for a wider range of responses:
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  5. Have you signed up for the March Scholé Retreat? Space is limited, so don't delay. Questions about the retreat? Ask them here!
  6. We are delighted that all of the Scholé Muses will be attending the March Scholé Retreat in Harrsiburg, PA. Some of us will be presenting, and all of us will be participating in panel discussion and Q&A sessions. We'd love to see you there! Visit Scholé Retreat 2019 for more details.
  7. We are delighted that all of the Scholé Muses will be attending the March Scholé Retreat in Harrsiburg, PA. Some of us will be presenting, and all of us will be participating in panel discussion and Q&A sessions. We'd love to see you there! Visit Scholé Retreat 2019 for more details.
  8. kweitz

    Educational Reads

    Cheryl, I agree - I don't think Berry is completely against higher education. But I think he is warning folks to count the cost, particularly in the way higher education today is structured. I still haven't read the essay, but I do wonder if part of the problem is that so much of higher education today is really more like glorified vocational training, which then forces the grads into the suburbs and cities where their highly specialized skills are in demand. There is some interesting scholarship on Wendell Berry's vision of education going on. Did you catch the interview with Jeffrey Bilbro and Jack Baker at Forma on this? https://www.circeinstitute.org/podcast/wendell-berry-and-higher-education-jack-baker-and-jeffrey-bilbro-forma
  9. kweitz

    Reading Recharge

    I'm reading Sense and Sensibility and A Christmas Carol over the holiday break. And now you are making me want to add LOTR...
  10. kweitz

    What Topics Would You Like to See Addressed?

    @Christine Parker Just making sure you see this!
  11. Have you read Scholé Muse Carolyn Baddorf's outstanding article Scholé Groups blog on this important topic? Please join the conversation here, and tell us what you think. Experienced Scholé Directors and parents, would you share have found most helpful in your own group? If you are new to Scholé Groups, or thinking of starting a group, feel free to ask questions! (Direct link to Carolyn's blog post: https://scholegroups.com/developing-healthy-community-in-your-schole-group/
  12. kweitz

    American Literature Texts

    Paul, sounds like a great focus! We had some similar discussions. We also discussed the banning of Huck Finn in today's classroom, and the whys and wherefores. How can we read Twain charitably? What was he really trying to do? Was he successful in his context? In ours? (I would argue that he was actually using racist language and attitudes to address "racism" as he understood it - which would differ from how a 21st century American might see it. But there is still much we can learn from him if we approach his work with humility, and recognizing our own blind spots.) We also focused a good bit on Twain's masterful prose, his use of dialect, and of literary devices like figures of speech and figures of description, to go along with our English Studies class material.
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  14. Did you see Brooke Diener's latest article on the Scholé blog? Anyone else suffering from scholé guilt, at least sometimes? Let's discuss it here.
  15. kweitz

    American Literature Texts

    Great question! In addition to the Scarlet Letter and Huck Finn, we use a good number of short stories by Hawthorne (Young Goodman Brown, The Minister's Black Veil, Earth's Holocaust), Cooper (Eclipse), Melville (Bartleby Scrivener), Poe (Pit & Pendulum, Tell-Tale Heart, Purloined Letter, Gold-Bug, Masque of the Read Death, Fall of the House of Usher), and others like Twain, Harte, Bierce, London, O Henry, etc. We always read Moby-Dick (yes, every word of it – I have been surprised how much the students come to love it). We read many American poets from the Oxford Book of American Verse (edited by Mattheissen). We also include quite a few American hymns along with our primary source reading. We actually do To Kill A Mockingbird with our Modernity year, as we follow a Great Books approach. I am planning to include Wendell Berry in our next Modernity rotation as well; perhaps Hannah Coulter or a collection of his short stories like A Distant Land.
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