The Historical Imagination (Landscape of History Series #3)

You can read the first two articles in this series at the following links: “The Purpose of Studying History and the Method of the Historian (Landscape of History Series #1)” “The Teacher, Like the Historian…” (Landscape of History Series #2)” In chapter 2 of The Landscape of History, John Lewis Gaddis discusses time and space, which he identifies as “the field in which history happens … Continue reading The Historical Imagination (Landscape of History Series #3)

In Support of Rest

“These are my favorite days,” I whispered to my daughter as we watched her siblings from the back porch, “—careening down the slide on cardboard boxcars, digging in the rocks with dinosaurs, reading a book under the umbrella. Don’t forget moments like these—they’re shaping you, whether you realize it or not.” I’m convinced we need more of this:  days without schedules, hours without plans, moments … Continue reading In Support of Rest

Monday Musings (August 7, 2017): Reading for Wonder, Imagination, and Joy

Last week Megan Allen posted an article called “Professional Creep: How Work Can Take Over Your Life (and Your Book List)” in which she tells the story of how she was preparing to bring books on grant writing on a vacation. She laments that she has failed to maintain the same joy and wonder that she had as a kid with a bag full of … Continue reading Monday Musings (August 7, 2017): Reading for Wonder, Imagination, and Joy

Imagination (King, Kingdom, and Kingdom People Series #7)

The first three areas (“Formation vs. Information,” “The Value of History,” and “The Good, the True, and the Beautiful”) discussed foundational aspects of education and the approach of the educator. We must focus on formation in addition to information, we should utilize history and the old books to build up stock responses and help correct errors of our day, and we should point students to … Continue reading Imagination (King, Kingdom, and Kingdom People Series #7)