Teacher Panel: The Joy of Teaching Plutarch

Who is Plutarch? Why are his works important to a good education? How do we approach Plutarch in K-12 education? Four teachers join us to talk about their joyful experiences teaching Plutarch in both classrooms and homeschools.

Four teachers join us to talk about their joyful experiences teaching Plutarch in both classrooms and homeschools. This episode highlights different perspectives and personal experiences with the writings of Plutarch. We discuss why classical schools ought to put forth effort to incorporate Plutarch in their curriculum. 

Our guests give a contagious love for Plutarch to this episode and they are all active members in our Facebook Group
  • Philip Schaffer: Taught Plutarch in a number of high school courses: Rhetoric, Composition, Latin, and Ancient History. He adapted sections from the Lives into Latin for his students to translate.
  • Dawn Garrett: Teaches Plutarch in homeschool co-ops using Anne White’s Guides. 
  • Lisa Mayeux: Leads both middle school and high school students in Scholé Group with Classical Academic Press.
  • Mrs. Peach Smith: Read and loved Plutarch as a child. She has passed her love of Plutarch to her children and her high school students. 
 
Books Mentioned In This Episode
 
Plutarch Translations for Parallel Lives
Children and Teen Versions
Essays by Plutarch
Paintings to teach Plutarch
The Eclectic Light Company 


Credits:
Sound Engineer: Andrew Helsel
Logo Art: Anastasiya CF
Music: Used with permission. cellists: Sara Sant' Ambrogio and Lexine Feng; pianist: Alyona Waldo

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Teacher Panel: The Joy of Teaching Plutarch
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