On School Aesthetics, with Brian Daigle
Classical educators frequently discuss Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, but of these three, Beauty is the most misunderstood. In this episode of The Commons, a podcast about school leadership, Dr. Brian Phillips is joined by Brian Daigle of Mud House Art for a conversation about Beauty and aesthetics in our schools and homeschools.
Leading People, Not Systems
Welcome back to The Commons, a podcast featuring conversations and contemplation about the challenges of school life and leadership, hosted by Dr. Brian Phillips.St. Benedict wrote that an abbot should "so regulate and arrange all matters that souls may be saved and the brothers may go about their activities without justifiable grumbling." In this episode, Brian Phillips explores that idea, reflecting on how we can lead our schools and home schools in ways that bless those we serve.Remember: subscribe, rate, review!
Outrage, Solomon, & Kids with Smartphones
Welcome back to The Commons, a podcast featuring conversations and contemplation about the challenges of school life and leadership, hosted by Dr. Brian Phillips.In the episode, Brian discusses our tendency to assume the worst of others, our "age of outrage," and how we must guard ourselves and our schools against it.Remember: subscribe, rate, review!
Keith McCurdy on the Value of Struggle
Brian Phillips is joined by Keith McCurdy, President and CEO of Total Life Counseling in Roanoke, Virginia. In addition to his over 30 years of counseling experience, Mr. McCurdy has spoken at the annual conferences for the Society for Classical Learning (SCL) and the Association of Christian and Classical Schools (ACCS).In this episode, Brian and Keith discuss the value of struggle, how hardship makes us stronger, and how those truths can be applied by parents and teachers alike.
Further Thoughts on the February "Blahs"
Welcome back to the Commons, a podcast about school leadership with Dr. Brian Phillips. On this week's episode Brian continues his reflections on enduring during the challenging month of February, with a particular focus on teaching through those "blahs" and the need for persistent prayer. Remember: Subscribe, rate, review!
February & the Need for Prayer
Welcome back to The Commons, a podcast featuring conversations and contemplation about the challenges of school life and leadership, hosted by Dr. Brian Phillips.As every educator knows, February is the longest month of the year. In this episode, Brian discusses the important role prayer plays in fighting off the anxiety, apathy, and frustrations of February.
Angelina Stanford on the "Problem" of Magic in Children's Literature
Every teacher and homeschooling parent wrestles with what to read to their students and when to read it, especially when it comes to books with potentially problematic content. So in this episode, Brian Phillips talks with teacher and writer, Angelina Stanford, about the role of magic, wizards, and witchcraft in literature.Thanks for listening. Remember: subscribe, rate, review!