The spring before I began tutoring high school students in our local Classical Conversations homeschool program, I sat in on another tutor’s class to observe for a day. Latin, British lit, music history — the discussions fascinated me as I imagined someday guiding my own students in their study of these subjects.
But the most memorable lesson came during debate when the tutor challenged the class — and subsequently, me — to think about what it means to be winsome. I’m sure I sneaked a peek at the dictionary app on my phone as I analyzed this unfamiliar word, which the tutor stressed above winning as the primary objective.
I’ve never forgotten her lesson in the five years I’ve tutored debate.
Please join me today at (in)courage for the rest of the story!