• Docendo Discimus,  Literature

    Docendo Discimus – Sabbath Rest

    Docendo discimus is Latin for “In teaching, we learn.” I often think I’ve learned more as a teacher than I ever did as a student. I’ll occasionally share reflections on those “learning moments” here on the Foundations and Futures blog.  One of my high school classes is studying George Herbert’s poetry right now. George Herbert was a 17th century scholar and pastor, who also wrote poetry now classified as “metaphysical.” That is, Herbert’s poetry and that of the other metaphysical poets (most notably, John Donne) deals primarily with matters pertaining to the soul. Paradoxically, these sometimes intimidating poets tackled their metaphysical subject matter through the humblest and most mundane of…