Joanna Breault is a writer and a past-editor of CultureFeed. She homeschooled her children for a decade and has worked as an editor for twenty years in education, business, and nonprofit sectors. Her writing has been published in various magazines and online outlets.
In this full-length interview and accompanying transcript, sociologist Patricia Maloney addresses issues like these: • The vast differences between charter schools and how they seek to form character • Why a relational approach to education can be a double-edged sword • The careful dance of teaching cultural capital
This is a lightly edited transcript of an interview conducted on August 13, 2019, with educator Joshua Gibbs, who speaks candidly about his journey from "con artist" to classical teacher. Also—why pop culture lets us down and how teachers can help students “become old.”
History, argues educator and author Joshua Gibbs, is a story of heroes and villains. Rather than a mere retelling of facts, history should be used as a powerful tool to teach virtue, defined by Gibbs as “a quality of excellence in a human being” such as wisdom, courage, temperance, and...
In this short clip, education researcher Richard Fournier talks to CultureFeed Editor Joanna Breault about the ethos of “school as family” found in many rural public schools—a culture that can result in both positive and negative effects.
In this short clip, sociologist Jeffrey Dill talks to CultureFeed Editor Joanna Breault about two educational frameworks that frequently guide homeschooling families—and how those frameworks impact character formation in a homeschool setting.