Apple co-founder Steve Jobs declared that “it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing.”
At times, my eyes are opened to the right message at the right time. This interview is one of those times. Russ Roberts interviews Jordan Peterson on Econotalk. Peterson has a new book out, 12 Rules for Life; An Antidote for Chaos.
This exchange goes into the power of story and the power of great literature to teach an important lesson.
Of course, Classical Education relies heavily on great literature. This 8-minute clip helps explain why this is so powerful. Our intentional addition of values and virtues into classroom lessons and campus-wide themes plays perfectly into our deep focus on great literature. Teaching what is Good, True and Beautiful is what we strive for in the Leman Academy schools.
From Jack London and Call of the Wild to To Kill A Mockingbird and 1984. From My Brother Sam Is Dead to Ellie Weisel’s Night, these great books tell great stories. These great books help our scholars see courage, and tragedy and injustice and love. These great stories put our kids in the middle of some of the greatest conflicts ever experienced by man. These stories, force our scholars to look inside and ask themselves’ “What Would I Do if it were me?”
For a complete list of each book covered in our schools visit – HERE.