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No, I can’t teach French

My NYU professor pal and I had a cheerful row about a non-French-speaker who is teaching French at Houston Independent School District’s Energy Institute High School. She says that a good teacher should be able to teach anything. I don’t believe it. Looking convincing is not the same as conveying knowledge.  Art, music and language […]

A little knowledge

A reader commented on Tuesday’s post: “I’ve rarely associated medieval art with joy. Fear of retribution, death, plague, and a hard life, yes. Joy, no.” We see so much medieval church art that we tend to forget the lighter moments caught in manuscript illuminations and genre paintings. Look at the illustrations from Le Régime du corps […]