"I want to
thank you. This PHILOSOPHY SLAM contest has been a glorious teaching
adventure. We had many eloquent and jagged discussions on the
powers of love and hate
they are profound, confusing, interesting,
tearjerking, shocking, beautiful
. It was a grand adventure"
Tanya Hodge, South High School, Minneapolis, MN.
was not only meaningful for all of us, but enjoyable as well.
Almost all of them (the students) indicated that both the topic
and being able to write about their own lives was the best part.
Much to my delight, the most frustrating part for them was the
topic itself, because they had to think so deeply. I have a feeling
they will remember this assignment for a long time." Patricia
R. Pflaumer, high school English teacher, Abington, MA.
"I am thrilled
that you are encouraging kids to learn about and enjoy philosophy.
It would be wonderful if more people studied philosophy and used
what they learned in their every day lives." Terri Williams,
middle school teacher, former Mayor, Webster Groves, MO.
for hosting the Philosophy Slam. I learned a lot from my students
as a result of it.
Sincerely, Laura House, Chicago, IL.
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