Posts Tagged ‘“Dead Poets society”’

The Prime of Miss Jessica H. Wilson

30 May 2020

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Beatrice Cenci (Guido Reni)


Bodying forth the Classics: A Manifesto by Jessica H. Wilson


“This spring I read Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie solely because of the blurb on the back of the book said: “Determined to instill in [her students] independence, passion, and ambition, Miss Brodie advises her girls, ‘Safety does not come first. Goodness, Truth, and Beauty come first. Follow me.’” I hoped that Miss Brodie could be a teacher to inspire me during the quarantine to keep teaching well. I probably should have streamed Dead Poets Society or Goodbye, Mr. Chips.

Instead of inspiring her students to contemplate goodness, truth, and beauty, as she professes, Miss Brodie tells them scandalous stories about her romance with men who have since died in the War. She binds her students together in a pact against the authority of the school and attempts to image herself in them. Ms. Brodie asks students to parrot her preferences, rather than imitate her loves. When a student answers that Leonardo Da Vinci is the greatest Italian painter, Miss Brodie corrects her, “That is incorrect. The answer is Giotto, he is my favorite.” Miss Brodie is an example of a teacher who tries to make disciples of herself for herself.” (…) 

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“Carpe diem” (Welton Academy and Cornell College)

6 December 2018

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[El Club De Los Poetas Muertos. Dir: Peter Weir, 1989]

Esta historia maravillosa llevada al cine se basa en la novela de la periodista Nancy H. Kleinbaum. Después de haber visto la película quise saber más y leí la novela “El Club De Los Poetas Muertos“. En mi opinión, el papel de Robin Williams como profesor John Keating fue extraordinariamente bueno.

Hay lugares en los Estados Unidos que bien podrían ser la escuela “Welton Academy“. Me refiero a Cornell College (Iowa, EE UU).


[Bowden chapel, Cornell College]



1/ (Vocabulario pictográfico)

2/ Latin teach resources

3/ Latin library. org / handouts



Do not always say “beautiful” and try using “exquisite”

14 October 2015

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dead poets

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The sense of life

25 November 2014

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Students like you

16 October 2013

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(“Dead Poets society”, 1989.-Peter Weir) 

When you enter the classroom in the evening and see those friendly faces smiling at you, anxious to share the session and learning, something in the atmosphere there tells you that you are staying in the right place at the right moment with the right people 😉


Students like you make school life good 

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