Tag: ethics

Quote of the Week

As a teacher of Classics, I have been influenced by the Roman tradition of¬†exempla. I want to encourage students to think about how to be better, more ethical people. Last school year, I began doing this in a few more structured ways: co-coaching our new high school Ethics Bowl team and posting a Quote of … Continue reading Quote of the Week

Towards a more inclusive, safer space in Latin and Classics classes

This past school year, I struggled to include as much about ancient Roman culture and history as I would have liked. When I did include elements of Roman culture, my thoughts were often guided by my earlier reflections about Classics as a field. During the 2016-17 school year, especially as a result of teaching modern … Continue reading Towards a more inclusive, safer space in Latin and Classics classes

Rules for Discussion

While researching for my recent post about politics in the classroom, I came across this excellent quotation: "If children become accustomed to discussing their differences in a rational way in the primary years, they are more likely to accept it as normal in their adolescence. Citizenship education helps equip young people to deal with situations … Continue reading Rules for Discussion

Towards ethical social justice education

Last Tuesday's election and its aftermath encouraged me to look into something that I had been considering for a while now: how do I¬†ethically encourage students to act in a more socially just way? There is a fair amount of literature on social justice education, and I present here my findings from an initial bit … Continue reading Towards ethical social justice education