There were some great ideas for how your idea of what a “good life” looks life and how that translates through you into your classroom. Philosophers squabble frequently over what makes a good life. What they unfortunately do, as is their nature, is dissect down the concept of go to the point of paralyzing stupidity. All of you gave very good answers as to what makes your lives good, without dissecting it too far!
I truly believe that as each of us brings ourselves to the classroom. We are not just delivering content or inspiring others, but sharing ourselves with the students in our classroom. Our world and how we view it, has a dramatic impact on what we bring to the classroom.
Another of my favorite philosophers was Aristotle. Aristotle was an incredible human being. He would drop bombs of knowledge on the world that we were totally not ready for in ancient Greece. Great ideas and statements from Aristotle include things like: “Happiness depends upon ourselves” “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” and “There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.”
Aristotle was a GENIUS. This quote is the basis for my educational philosophy discussion of day 3:
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Q3.1- What are ideas that you learn from without actually incorporating into your practice? Q.3.2 How do you build this concept in SS? #slowchated