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Talking Service Update

I was honored to conduct a very special training In May for Talking Service, the Great Books Foundation’s nationwide reading and discussion program for veterans. I was joined by nine enthusiastic participants from humanities councils and special interest groups across the nation, supported by a generous grant from the NationalContinue reading

Great Books Summer Adventure

In April we invited teachers across the country to nominate students in grades 6–12 for one of three scholarships to a one-week Great Books Summer Program at Stanford University, Northwestern University, and Amherst College. The response was amazing! We were flooded with more than 100 essays on how the skills students practiceContinue reading

A Teacher Becomes the Student

I attended Great Books Chicago 2019, and it was a rewarding experience that proved to be an affirmation of my Great Books middle school teaching practice. The participants in the Chicago event experience Great Books as students. There is prerequisite reading (provided by the Foundation), and the Shared Inquiry sessions are thoughtfully formatted. As IContinue reading