3 Ways for Teachers to Refuel During Summer Break

For most of us who teach, summertime means we have a rich opportunity to refuel our teaching engines so that, when school begins again in a couple of months, our minds and hearts will be in great shape for building the best learning culture for our students. Here are the three best ways to accomplish this.

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Robert Duvall’s Boo Radley

The most immediate connection we experience in film is with the acting. Good acting arranges voice, body and movement, facial expression, interaction with others, and engagement with surrounding places and times. Actors arrange all of this in order to capture and represent to us the human experience. By drawing us into that arrangement, they illuminate our experience. They situate us on the earth.

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What Teachers Can Learn from the Greatest College Coach

Teaching has a lot in common with coaching. For one thing, teachers and coaches are leaders. They lead everyone in their charge to learn. In fact, etymologically, to educate means to lead out—that is, to lead out from ignorance and deficiency to knowledge and skill. All good teachers and coaches accomplish that with their students or players.

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An Interview with Sir Roger Scruton

Recently, Sir Roger Scruton, one of the world’s most prominent philosophers and writers, flew into Washington, D.C., to deliver some talks. Even in his busy schedule, he carved out some time to sit down with Andrew Zwerneman and talk about education. What follows is a transcript of that interview.

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