to my website!
I have been a New York City high school social studies
teacher since 1971. I began this web page because I wanted other
teachers to learn of the outstanding success the Aesthetic Realism Teaching
Method makes possible. This method used by teachers in classrooms
throughout New York City and elsewhere is based on these principles by
the great American poet and critic Eli
Siegel (1902-1978), who founded Aesthetic
Realism in 1941.
I have tested these principles in every subject of the social studies curriculum, with students on every level of learning ability. Simply, they are true, and enable students to
The papers I post here have been presented in seminars at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation and in national, regional and local social studies conferences in New York City, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and at staff development workshops in individual schools. And with my colleagues in All For Education, I am an instructor of the bi-weekly workshop in which teachers learn to use the Aesthetic Realism Method in their own classrooms.
When I began my study of Aesthetic Realism in consultations in 1974 my primary concern was not my teaching, but my life. And what I learned about how to see the world, myself, other people - including my students - has made me happy, proud, successful. I studied in classes with Eli Siegel from 1976 until his death in 1978 and my education continues in classes for Aesthetic Realism consultants and associates taught by Class Chairman, Ellen Reiss.
I am a representative woman. Aesthetic Realism understood
me. It understands women. And so this web page includes papers
about the questions of women about love, success, what will satisfy us,
how to see our mistakes and more.
Women in History NowLinks
Aesthetic Realism Foundation
For more information about the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method visit: http://www.AestheticRealism.org
Eli Siegel, Founder of Aesthetic Realism