Essay: Upper School English Teacher Greg Brandt Reflects on Work by Arthur C. Benson

Greg Brandt teaches in the Upper School English Department and is the Director of the Cardin Writing Center at Park. Read his appreciation of Arthur C. Benson’s The Schoolmaster (first published in 1902) in the debut of the Journal of The Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools.

One of the best books on teaching I know is Arthur C. Benson’s The Schoolmaster, first published in 1902. Benson had taught at Eton for about twenty years when he wrote this consideration of “the life of a schoolmaster from within.” The book’s great merits are its candor and lucidity; it is free of jargon, the blight of many works on education in our time.

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