3 of 5 stars to Beauty Matters: Creating a High Aesthetic in School Culture by Steve Turley
This is short, good, and would have been even gooder (sic)(in my opinion) if it had been shorter.
The first part of the book is gold. Does beauty belong with truth and goodness? True! Should we get better at seeing how beauty helps us love what is truly lovely? For real, it matters, and how much more so in a society schooled in subjectivity and sentimentality! Should we think about the best ways for our classrooms to commend beauty? Amen, so let it be.
It’s the second half of the book that I was less encouraged by, even though the author was trying to give some examples. But do we need to think about the Whiteboard-as-Altar to get the message? Hmmmm…. Would God be more pleased with our commendations of beauty if we held science classes in gardens?