The latest episode of MuggleNet Academia is now released for your listening and academic pleasure. Lesson 18: 'Did You Survive Your Hogwarts School Years?' moves us back to our High School Years as a critical point of our character and development and asks us: "Do we ever really shake the High School Experience from our own lives?"
Join the Host of the show, Keith Hawk, and Co-Host John Granger, The Hogwarts Professor and author of The Deathly Hallows Lectures, as we are joined by Professor Carrie Birmingham, Associate Professor of Education from Pepperdine University, along with our student guest Letty Nardone, a Masters of Library Science and current School Librarian at Byram Hills High School in New York. This show's subject matter was conceived by a letter sent to us from Letty.
- For better or for worse, our High School Years always remain in our thoughts and behavioral patterns.
- Why, according to Lev Grossman, does EVERYTHING feel like the end of the world to a teenager?
- We remain who we become in High School:
- Dumbledore is still haunted by his actions from as a youth of the this age group.
- Pettigrew is still looking for acceptance and approval.
- Hagrid continues to care for magical creatures with the same intensity as in his youth.
- Voldemort is a more complex character for this assignment. He formulates his ideas for immortality as a youth in Hogwarts.
- Fred and George recognize their [skill] for business.
- and other examples!
- Most actions we make as adolescents is done with drama or shame according to Brene Brown
- And many more adolescent topics related to Harry Potter!
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Posted by Keith
03-05-2013 at 10:05 AM