St. Monica Graduates Learn How to Learn

Mr. Klein’s Graduation Speech 2020
Mr. Klein studies literature, philosophy, and poetry with middle schoolers. He loves Socratic seminars, awkward silences, coffee, and cats. To educate our students properly, we must help them develop the virtues.

What is our goal, as teachers? What are we hoping to accomplish? There are different ways to answer this. Tomorrow, perhaps, my goal will be simply to get through the day without major discipline issues. My goal for the trimester might be for students to improve their test scores. My goal for the year might be for students to increase their GPAs. But what are these goals good for? Are test scores good in themselves, or are they steps towards some other good? What is education for?READ MORE…