Curriculum, Pedagogy

Practical applications for teaching and studying literature as a means to understanding self and world

As anyone knows who’s been following this blog, I’ve created a method of teaching and studying literature that helps us to get out of an othering view toward a text’s characters, instead identify with them, and through this process, learn wisdom about ourselves and our lives which we can then put into practice by transforming… Continue reading Practical applications for teaching and studying literature as a means to understanding self and world

Pedagogy

Rationale as a form of safety

The other week a student I was working with expressed frustration at the experience of engaged annotation. “To switch perspectives every time a new character comes up is confusing,” he complained, “Can’t I just identify at length with the experience of one character?” While I agreed that he could, I also explained that the reason… Continue reading Rationale as a form of safety