As a woman, wife, and teacher, I’m happy to tell about what I’ve learned from Aesthetic Realism, the philosophy founded by Eli Siegel (1902-1978)—American poet, critic and educator.
Some of the papers you’ll find on this site describe the great effectiveness of the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method, which I used with great success for nearly three decades in New York public schools. There are also papers I’ve written, and some by others, on subjects that concern everyone, including love, kindness, justice, and how to see people. And you’ll find reports of lectures by Eli Siegel and classes taught by Ellen Reiss—the Aesthetic Realism Chairman of Education, with whom I’m proud to study—on such topics as poetry, the relation of art and science, and the wonderful meaning of idioms.
To start reading, click on any of the links on the right or the tabs in the menu above, including the tab for my blog posts about what I’m reading now. You can also check out my other blogs: “Aesthetic Realism and the Works of Edith Wharton,” and “The Aesthetics of…”. Enjoy!