Luc Travers: Ted Lasso & Revolutionary Optimism in Literature - #17
Co-founder Deanna, and High School teacher Luc Travers are back to talk about a unique genre in literature and storytelling that he calls "The Optimistic Outsider Wins Over the Hearts of the Cynical." This discussion was sparked by a new TV show on Apple TV+ called Ted Lasso, which seems like a simple fish out of water situation comedy, but shares certain elements with great works of literature like Jane Eyre, even adding twists that we argue are revolutionary.Here, we discuss the lessons we can learn from Ted Lasso, and perhaps get some ideas on the kinds of works we can teach to students.You can find more of Luc at his website:http://www.literatureatourhouse.com/You can also see Deanna at the Passionate Homeschooler YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4poqV4r3PEN-SITXjGtTRwInterested in a classic literature curriculum for your middle or high school student?Sign up for a free trial of the Literature Plus program from The Pisan Academy. You'll get everything you need to teach the greatest works of Western Civilization, along with additional readings of history and philosophy to add context and make the works come alive.https://www.pisanacademy.com/freeLet us know what you think! Send us an firstname.lastname@example.orgSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/passionatehomeschooler)
Interview with teacher Luc Travers: How to Help Students Make a Connection with Literature - #3
On this episode, we have a chat with Luc Travers, who's been teaching elementary, middle, and high schoolers since 2006. Luc runs Literature at Our House, where he teaches classic literature to his students. He has a lot of great things to say about how students can make a personal connection with the stories they read.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/passionatehomeschooler)
Introducing Surprised by Art! With Luc Travers and Kirk Barbera
Surprised by Art! With Luc & Kirk
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On this episode, Luc Travers and Kirk Barbera surprise each other (and hopefully you too!) with art. They chose a topic—Memory and Loss—and each chose a work of art to surprise the other with. Luc chose a painting and Kirk chose a poem. Memory and loss are part of the human experience. Whether you're 15 or 100 how we deal with loss and how we remember that which we have lost will change. In this episode Luc and Kirk will discuss two artists conception of this topic, and explore the ways in which it impacts our lives.
Nathaniel Branden, a psychologist and pioneer in the study of self-esteem, said that artists and creators have an above average acceptance of the condition of aloneness. We can learn a lot from artists at any time of life, including our current situation. So how did great artists deal with isolation? What can we learn from them? How can we be better in contemplating art and our own lives?Luc Travers is an art historian and art guide who has returned to the show to explore art with us. We looked at six paintings and he describes what he believes are two huge values of studying not only the painting of great artists, but their lives as well.Luc will be putting on a multi-week course on the topic of Bonding with Great Artists. This video will be a tiny taste of all that he has to offer. I highly recommend you check it out: http://www.touchingtheart.com/bonding-with-great-artists.html?fbclid=IwAR0UkDpz4BglGgvfzwbA1Xp4WplDPK3QA1VE5fTpHkhjbDlUJQdTi-1UdyM
Luc Travers and I just had a fantastic discussion about various artworks and how to look at a paintings. It often feels as though art is a special category of human activity that only a unique few can enjoy. What Luc teaches is how to "enhance those special moments in your life through the lens of art."This approach to great artwork elevates even the everyday, seemingly mundane occurrences. It also, of course, elevates even the high points, the conflicts, the struggles, the achievements, or, in other words, LIFE.On this episode we actually evaluate several pieces of artwork live. You will get to see me struggle to make sense of paintings, and I even get to introduce Luc to a new painting!This was such a fun episode and I know you will enjoy it.