Historical Foundations of Education — fourth meeting
I lectured for three hours straight. Sure, there were questions, a comment or four, and I showed two short YouTube clips, but the class was a full three hours, non-stop.
Once again, this class keeps exceeding my expectations. Not so much in terms of their own work, which varies in quality thusfar, but of myself and my teaching stamina. Like a good coach: they seem to push me a bit further than I thought I could go before.
We took an extended look at the religious politics and political theologies that created Whig identity and motivated their proposals for a common school in the middle of the 19th century. The duo of Enlightenment Liberalism and Protestant (read: Calvinist) Puritanism proved key.
Nothing too crazy happened otherwise, but it was a very good class and no one fell asleep or walked out.