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Stoic Philosophy: The Major Thinkers and Writers and Their Application to Life

In this 8-week course students will be introduced to Stoic philosophy and its four major contributors while developing habits of resilience, courage, wisdom, and reason
Mark Slack, MA
8 total reviews for this teacher
New class
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45 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 8 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Scholars will learn and demonstrate:
-a general understanding of the four major Stoic philosophers
-an ability to think critically when presented with different viewpoints
-how to increase self-control, resilience, and courage based on Stoic tenets
-methods and mindsets which promote positive self-image and adaptability 
-the importance of resilience and routine in daily living
I have taught English Language Arts, Literature, and ESL at the middle and high school levels for nearly 13 years. Prior to my full-time work with students online I served as an instructional coach, reading interventionist, Friday School principal, and Secondary English Specialist for a large school district. I hold an active teaching license as well as a K-12 principal license. My focus areas of expertise are English Language Arts (reading, writing, speaking), Literature Studies, Common Core standards, ESL, Social and Emotional Learning, Philosophy, Stoicism, Project-Based Learning and Evidence-based Instructional Practices.
Students will be asked to complete two short projects which synthesize Stoic teachings with their lived experience. Students may also be asked to read short passages (provided by instructor) prior to class. Readings will not exceed three pages.
Pencils or pens Dedicated Notebook
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Learners will be assessed during weeks 4 and 8 by completing short projects which integrate Stoic Philosophy into their lives
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
YouTube clips will be used occasionally to aid in learners' understanding of a concept and when introducing a new philosopher. Students do not need an account or access to YouTube. Video will be presented by the instructor via screenshare and will generally be less than 5 minutes in length.
Students will be occasionally shown short (< 5 minutes) videos to introduce a philosopher and/or introduce a concept with visual support.


Mark Slack, MA
Lives in the United States
Unique Classes for Unique Minds
8 total reviews
20 completed classes

About Me

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Thank you for the opportunity to share a quick bit of information about my courses, background and educational values!

I am a certified teacher with 13 years experience instructing students in middle school, high school, and... 
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