Consistency might be the web virtue I most admire . . .
AS A CLASSICAL EDUCATOR, I may have a more limited online reading list than most teachers. Sometimes I follow a blog for six months or so to get a feel for a writer’s perspective or selfishly just to see if there’s a personal benefit to me. Many times I unfollow after a time and move on, but these three sites have been a consistent intellectual meat source over the years:
For the classical educator, parent, or student, for those who value like-mindedness as well as challenges, this is my favorite site for well-reasoned articles with a touch of pith, earnestness, and spiritual heart.
For all things historical, for all things of deep thought, for all things of an academic nature, this is my go-to. I have found some of the best information here for my senior students as they prepare for thesis each year, AND I have discovered several other professors and writers to follow.
Well, when you don’t have cable or even when you do, I can’t imagine life without PBS and its regular shows. Masterpiece Theatre, Nova, Newshour, This Old House, and so many more add to my view of the world, and I feel, expand me personally. Quality television is important to me, and this website provides so much beyond that for lifelong learners and teachers.
It might be more entertaining to tell you which websites and blogs I no longer follow, and why of course, but I think consistency might be the web virtue I most admire. It is the most difficult to attain and maintain.
Which websites do you value? Which ones add to your life and work?