Lutheran professor Dr. Thomas Korcok (which I believe is pronounced more like Core-chalk) has just released a second book: Serpents in the Classroom: The Poisoning of Modern Education & How the Church Can Cure it.
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I’m tempted to write a diatribe in which I encourage us, as human beings, to take humane, as a term, back from the dogs. For now, I’ll more simply ask what is humane education?
(Blessed Easter Monday! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!) I’ve had another book idea. It’s kind of basic. So basic, in fact, that I’m surprised it hasn’t been done. It would be a reintroduction to Christianity, suitable to hand to unbelievers, especially those who acknowledge they don’t know much about Jesus.
Another idea to share. Older educational practices would use poetry to help memorize things. You know, “In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” There were verses for religious education, too, memorizing (and summarizing!) the books of the Bible and other content. Of course, Luther’s Small Catechism falls into that genre, too, in its beautiful German crafting. Still, why not put together a book of Lutheran texts and verses for religious education?
I like to pretend things will be different in the summer. I’ll somehow be more efficient, more relaxed, and generally gain on bettering myself. Current goals include hitting a different type of keys so I’m in better musical shape before teaching wee ones to dance on “ivory” keys and then there’s working some on my handwriting. (I am such a tense hand-writer!) Anyway, if you’re looking for some new-to-you outlets for self-betterment, I saw a handy link for self-education or summer research.
Writing reflects life and thought, my friends, and punctuation plays an important part. Yet, how like Nicodemus! There are teachers of grammar and yet so many do not understand these earthly things. How then can we speak of what we know, bear witness to what we have seen, and offer more celestial testimony? Facebook memes.