Teaching Method


Aesthetic Realism

THE AESTHETIC REALISM TEACHING METHOD

Taught by Barbara Allen, Patricia Martone, Arnold Perey, PhD, Rosemary Plumstead

This interactive workshop for teachers of all grades and subjects—from reading to science, history to mathematics—is based on the following Aesthetic Realism principles: (1) “The purpose of education is to like the world;” (2) The greatest interference to learning is contempt, “the addition to self through the lessening of something else;” (3) “The world, art, and self explain each other: each is the aesthetic oneness of opposites.”

The workshop includes demonstration lessons, consideration of class plans, and discussion of how to meet the needs of individual students.

The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method is making possible unprecedented changes in New York classrooms: Fury and racism at last can end! For more than 30 years thousands of students, including young people who have been horribly deprived by the unjust economy, learned with an ease and excitement new in the history of education—became kinder, stayed in school.

Registration for the Spring-Summer semester of classes is taking place between Apr 25 and May 6, 2016.

Register Online

For information about auditing classes or to arrange for attendance via Skype, call the Registrar at 212.777.4490.

 

A public seminar on the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method is given each Fall and is announced on the website. You can see the flyer for the most recent education seminarAmerican Education Needs the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method: Teachers Tell Why!


Lectures about education by Eli Siegel:

 

Articles by teachers, & more—including lesson plans:

 

Read “An Aesthetic Realism Manifesto about Education”

FACULTY BIOS:  Barbara Allen, Patricia Martone, Rosemary Plumstead, Arnold Perey

Registration for the Spring-Summer semester of classes is taking place between Apr 25 and May 6, 2016.

Register Online

For information about auditing classes or to arrange for attendance via Skype, call the Registrar at 212.777.4490.

Alternate Saturdays, 12:30 – 2:00 PM

Beginning date of this class: Sat, May 7

Fee: $60 per semester (7 classes)

Fee for auditing a class: $12

 

"Highly Recommended" award by School Zone, U.K.In The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known teachers have steadily published powerful articles about the success of this method in classrooms, K-12, describing at the time it happened how the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method works. In every issue a vital commentary by the Chairman of Education of the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, Ellen Reiss, explains the basis of this method and how real children, like those you may teach, can learn as has never been possible before. For these issues, click here.

And we want especially to call your attention to the groundbreaking lecture by Eli Siegel Educational Method Is Poetic, serialized in 10 issues of The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known. In these issues, #1448–1457, you can read, together with this lecture, historic commentaries by Ellen Reiss and articles by New York City teachers telling of their own classrooms, students, and lessons.

Award from New York State Attendance Teachers Association at education conference

Presented to the Aesthetic Realism Foundation by the New York State Attendance Teachers Association

The articles in The Right Of together with the articles in publications nationwide, that you can reach via links on this page, show

(1) how classroom education is related to things that usually seem separate from it, including love, economics, and friendship;

(2) how children can successfully learn even in this time of severe deprivation;

(3) how  teachers can effectively and proudly teach and not be burnt out and weighed down; and

(4) how the growing difficulty learning and increasing anger in schools can be things of the past.

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