Telling our children the stories that matter.
C.S.Lewis was keenly aware of the power of the right stories. So much so, that, despite criticisms from Tolkien about his children’s books, Lewis persisted in writing the Chronicles.
Facts and information are a modern educator’s center-point. “What will they know and what can they do?” are the hallmark objectives of progressive schools. Classical educators know that a love of truth, goodness, and beauty comes when a story mobilizes joy and wonder in the heart.
How do we use stories to shape our classrooms? What objectives should we have? Are we doing enough to shape our students’ affections? This year at Repairing the Ruins, we are directing our focus toward story. Some speakers will talk about the True Story. Some will focus on the Good Story, and some workshops will reveal the Beautiful Story. The theme is big enough for all three. Join us in Louisville to engage in a conversation about story. The theme is big. We need lots of help! We hope you’ll join us. We’ve lined up speakers who will engage your minds and your hearts, and give you something of great value to take back to your classrooms.
Eustace had read all the wrong books. They had a lot to say about exports and imports and governments and drains, but they were weak on dragons.