I am about to begin a new semester, and whenever this time of year rolls around, I think about the purpose of teaching. The longer I teach (and I am starting my 24th year of teaching this year!), the more I believe that my job as a teacher is to kindle dispositions like love and wonder in the classroom. That is what this post, which is an old one, is about. I thought I would post it again.
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My name is Shelly Johnson, and I am a writer and philosopher with a Ph.D. in philosophy. One of my primary personal and philosophical interests is how we can learn to love ourselves and each other better in order to cultivate personal and political resilience. I teach ethics and a variety of other courses at a local college. I am the author of the blog Love is Stronger. I am also the author of three logic and critical thinking books for high school and middle school: _Argument Builder_, _Discovery of Deduction_ (co-author), and _Everyday Debate_, published by Classical Academic Press. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. View all posts by shellypruittjohnson