Joe Brodnik

Joe Brodnik

Joe Brodnik is the father of a six-year-old girl and a teacher at Taos Earth Children, an outdoor kindergarten with no school building. Read more at www.offgridkids.org.

An Uncommon Song

Essay

…The relationship between song and education is well-known. Many have written on the subject, perhaps most famously Plato in The Republic. In it, Socrates warns about the dangers of teaching certain ungodly songs. If the gods are portrayed as vengeful and cruel, he says, what will prevent our children from emulating them?