The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method is the solution to the turmoil in America’s schools—the painful inability to read, the fury and dullness in classrooms, the desperation of teachers! It answers magnificently the question asked by so many young people: “What do I have to learn this for?”
In this urgently needed public seminar, New York City teachers will describe, with examples from their classrooms, the educational method that successfully brings forth students’ ability to learn—including in economically ravaged neighborhoods.
The method you’ll hear described is based on this groundbreaking principle stated by Eli Siegel, the founder of Aesthetic Realism:
The world, art, and self explain each other:
each is the aesthetic oneness of opposites.
As students meet any subject through the Aesthetic Realism Method, they feel, “This is about the world and it’s about me!” Two results are: 1) They feel close to other people, including those of different ethnic backgrounds, and instead of wanting to look down on and even hurt others—they become kinder. And 2) they welcome learning, and learn with new energy and ease!
Speakers: Lauren Phillips (humanities, 6th grade, PS 184M), Zvia Ratz (mathematics, MS223), Rosemary Plumstead (science, NYC HS retired, current teacher educator), Patricia Martone (ESL, PS 134M), Arnold Perey, Ph.D. (instructor, The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method)