Teaching the Great Bookswith Joshua Gibbs
- Lesson 1: What Should We Read?
- Lesson 2: How Should We Read the Classics?
- Lesson 3: How to Do Deep Reading
- Lesson 4: Ancient and Modern Modes of Interpretation
- Lesson 5: How to Teach Great Books Part I
- Lesson 6: How to Teach Great Books Part II
- Lesson 7: Classroom Habits and Practices
- Lesson 8: Who Do We Teach?
- Lesson 9: Students Afflicted with Acedia or Ennui
- Lesson 10: Helping Students Overcome Acedia or Ennui
- Lesson 11: Who Is the Teacher?
- Lesson 12: Observe Mr. Gibbs’ 7th Grade Classroom Day 1 (with pre-class interview)
- Lesson 13: Observe Mr. Gibbs’ 10th Grade Classroom Day 1 (with pre- and post-class interviews)
- Lesson 14: Observe Mr. Gibbs’ 10th Grade Classroom Day 2 (with pre- and post-class interviews)
- Lesson 15: Observe Mr. Gibbs’ 10th Grade Classroom Day 3 (with pre- and post-class interviews)
To obtain a certification credit for this course, simply complete the quiz that follows each presentation in the course, and then also take the certification test at the end of the course. The quizzes are designed to ensure that you have understood the essential content of each presentation, and they can be taken more than once if necessary. The cumulative certification test at the end of the course is given as a pass/fail test and requires that you upload one short essay (of 600 to 750 words) demonstrating your understanding this course. When you have completed the course, a certificate that you can print or email will magically appear under the “My Courses” section of this website.
For this course, the the essay assignment is:
In 600 to 750 words, describe the essential qualities that a good teacher of great books should possess.
Please allow approximately 2 weeks for essay submissions to be reviewed.
By taking the course for certification credit, you also will be on your way to obtaining a Level 1 certification.