How & Why I Teach This Text: See Transformative Teaching in Action

Learn how to engage students with transformative texts. Watch videos of impassioned teacher-scholars on how they make texts accessible and engaging, how they encourage students to reflect on civic responsibilities, and the motivations they bring to reinvigorating the role of the humanities in general education.

Recordings

10.28.2022 | WEBINAR

How I Teach This Text: Lincoln's First Inaugural (1861)

Matthew Pinsker, Professor of History & Pohanka Chair in American Civil War History at Dickinson College, on how he teaches Lincoln's First Inaugural.

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09.22.2022 | WEBINAR

How I Teach This Text: Nella Larsen’s Passing

Emily Bernard, Julian Lindsay Green & Gold Professor of English at the University of Vermont, on how she teaches Nella Larsen's Passing.
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04.21.2022 | WEBINAR

How I Teach This Text: Teaching Poetry

Rutgers Professor Rachel Hadas and Vanderbilt Professor Major Jackson on engaging students in analyzing poetry.
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03.31.2022 | WEBINAR

How I Teach This Text: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Princeton Professor Deborah Nord and Purdue Professor Melinda Zook on how they teach Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein to students concentrating in STEM.
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03.02.2022 | WEBINAR

Hear from Knowledge for Freedom Students

Alumni from Knowledge for Freedom (KFF) programs speak about the texts that challenged, excited and remained with them from their high school summers.

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02.10.2022 | WEBINAR

How I Teach This Text: Herman Melville's Bartleby, the Scrivener

Andrew Delbanco, President of the Teagle Foundation, on how he teaches Herman Melville's Bartleby, the Scrivener.

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12.02.2021 | WEBINAR

How I Teach This Text: Shakespeare's Hamlet

Elizabeth Samet on how she teaches Shakespeare's Hamlet.

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11.19.2021 | WEBINAR

How I Teach This Text: Ursula K. Le Guin's The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

Stephanie Almeida Nevin on how she teaches Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" to students. 
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11.04.2021 | WEBINAR

Roosevelt Montás on Rescuing Socrates

Roosevelt Montás discusses his new book, Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation

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10.07.2021 | WEBINAR

Betts and Jackson on Teaching with Transformative Texts

Reginald Dwayne Betts in conversation wtih Major Jackson on why reading and writing matter.
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09.24.2021 | WEBINAR

How I Teach This Text: Ibn Tufayl's Hayy Ibn Yaqzan

Heather Ohaneson on how she teaches Ibn Tufayl's Hayy Ibn Yaqzan to high school students.
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05.14.2021 | WEBINAR

How I Teach this Text: Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan

Dan-el Padilla Peralta on how he teaches Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan.
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03.12.2021 | WEBINAR

Teaching Transformative Texts to High School Students

Roosevelt Montás on how he teaches The Souls of Black Folk to high school students.
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03.12.2021 | WEBINAR

The Cornerstone Approach to Reinvigorating the Humanities Through General Education

Learn more about the “Cornerstone” approach to reinvigorating the role of the humanities through general education.
The Cornerstone Approach to Reinvigorating the Humanities Through General Education >
01.27.2021 | WEBINAR

How I Teach This Text: Plato's "Apology"

Bryan Garsten on how he teaches Plato's "Apology."
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11.04.2020 | WEBINAR

Maintaining Momentum for Great Questions Seminars

Theodore Hadzi-Antich on maintaining momentum for Great Questions Seminars at Austin Community College.
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10.15.2020 | WEBINAR

Transformative Texts for an Emancipatory Education

Roosevelt Montás explains how to teach transformative texts for an emancipatory education.
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10.15.2020 | WEBINAR

How I Teach This Text: Cicero's "Speech in Defense of the Poet Archias"

Dan-el Padilla Peralta on how he teaches Cicero's "Speech in Defense of the Poet Archias"
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10.15.2020 | WEBINAR

Giant Leaps for the Liberal Arts

Melinda Zook describes how Purdue launched the Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts certificate to reinvigorate the role of the humanities in general education.
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10.15.2020 | WEBINAR

Reinvigorating the Role of the Humanities in General Education

Teagle President Andrew Delbanco describes motivations and models for transforming general education through the humanities.
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10.08.2020 | WEBINAR

How I Teach This Text: What to the Slave is the 4th of July

This video features Roosevelt Montás on how he teaches "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July" by Frederick Douglass.
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07.16.2020 | WEBINAR

Knowledge for Freedom: Columbia's Freedom and Citizenship Model

Knowledge for Freedom programs invite underserved high school students to study enduring works of literature and philosophy that raise deep questions about leading lives of purpose and civic responsibility.
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