Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Through the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method, Interest Wins, Cynicism Loses--in Students & Teachers! by Leila Rosen

This article, published in "The English Record" of the New York State English Council, illustrates the beauty to be found in grammar, particularly in the use of adjectives. Students can find grammar boring, but through this Aesthetic Realism principle by Eli Siegel, they can change the way they see different subjects: "The purpose of education is to like the world through knowing it." Miss Rosen writes, "My students came to love adjectives as they saw that a world that has adjectives in it is a world that is interesting." And she goes on to show, that in time, her students ability to write improved enormously. Learn a new and exciting approach to language arts through the Aesthetic Realism Method.