A new kind of Plutarch book
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(07-20-2021, 11:19 PM)etihwnyrhtak Wrote: I just thought of this as an example... I teach ESL students online and in person. When I teach, I always use the framework of, "I do, we do, you do." So first I demonstrate a new skill to them (I do), then I do that new skill with them (we do), then I have them try to practice the new skill on their own (you do). I feel like Publicola was the "I do" with  Anne demonstrating. But I needed a "we do" before getting to the "you do" where I implemented it on my own. To me, "Practical Plutarch" feels like that "we do" step.

I like that way of putting it!
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Thank you! Mine just arrived and I’ve been enjoying it tremendously!
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(07-21-2021, 11:48 PM)Colby1 Wrote: Thank you! Mine just arrived and I’ve been enjoying it tremendously!

Wonderful!
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Thank you! We pulled back in Y4 last year and did Mrs. Beasley. Looking forward to doing Eumenes next!
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Just had to update- after we finished Eumenes, we moved on to Julius Caesar since DD is doing that in Shakespeare this term. We're about halfway through his life (doing it bc it's FUN and reading it without any guide). Previously,  I procrastinated Plutarch for 2 years. Now, I'm not sure why. It doesn't seem difficult at all after reading it through the lens of the book.

Some of the most helpful things were not worrying about getting bogged down in every name and detail, discerning which things are helpful to have background on versus not necessary, and viewing reading Plutarch as attending a dinner party with lots of people.

If there's something I'm not understanding, able to categorize in my mind, or a person I'm not sure of, it doesn't bug me as it did before. I am able to just move on and think, "No big deal. I wouldn't necessarily know everyone or hear the entire thread of every conversation at a dinner party, so it's okay."

I know that these things have been said on the forum and in other ways, but the guidance and leading in the book really was helpful for me for my thinking. The humor with which it was presented as an introduction to a subject that seemed daunting was helpful also. DD and I enjoyed reading the set up to beginning the life of Eumenes. So...thanks again!
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(09-16-2021, 02:03 PM)etihwnyrhtak Wrote: Just had to update- after we finished Eumenes, we moved on to Julius Caesar since DD is doing that in Shakespeare this term. We're about halfway through his life (doing it bc it's FUN and reading it without any guide). Previously,  I procrastinated Plutarch for 2 years. Now, I'm not sure why. It doesn't seem difficult at all after reading it through the lens of the book.

Some of the most helpful things were not worrying about getting bogged down in every name and detail, discerning which things are helpful to have background on versus not necessary, and viewing reading Plutarch as attending a dinner party with lots of people.

If there's something I'm not understanding, able to categorize in my mind, or a person I'm not sure of, it doesn't bug me as it did before. I am able to just move on and think, "No big deal. I wouldn't necessarily know everyone or hear the entire thread of every conversation at a dinner party, so it's okay."

I know that these things have been said on the forum and in other ways, but the guidance and leading in the book really was helpful for me for my thinking. The humor with which it was presented as an introduction to a subject that seemed daunting was helpful also. DD and I enjoyed reading the set up to beginning the life of Eumenes. So...thanks again!

Your update is wonderful! I'm so glad the book helped!
Anne White, Southern Ontario
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