Updated: Jun 16, 2021
My guest today is Jesse McCarthy Founder of MontessoriEducation.com
Jesse McCarthy began his career as a young assistant at a small private school in California, and now 15+ years later he leads an organization that helps parents and teachers around the world to achieve inevitable success with children — happily and without stress.
This book is described as a “dramatic autobiography,” and as Jesse and Kirk discuss, it is exactly that. It is not a long text. It can be read in a few hours. But it is an emotionally challenging text.
Jesse and Kirk discuss Douglass’ story, his courage and character as told within the narrative.
There are some ideas in this book that may be very challenging for people today to confront. Not in terms of slavery, everyone correctly abhors slavery, but rather some of the values and virtues that Douglass held as essential to the building of a good character.
Jesse and Kirk discussed:
the concept of “self-creation” as Douglass meant it.
Fighting a system of ideas
The education of Douglass
How to educate children
Importance of reading
Different levels of reading
And much much more.