Teaching the Good Podcast
We are proud to announce the release of St. Petersburg Catholic's Teaching the Good podcast with hosts Dr. Lily Abadal and Mr. William Kuehnle!
Is is our hope that this podcast will help members of the Baron family (and beyond!) form a deeper sense of mission and purpose in their support of SPC and catholic education more generally. We encourage faculty, staff, catholic educators, current, and prospective families to join the discussion by listening each week! This is also a great way to learn how the Holy Spirit is moving through our school! Episodes are roughly 15 minutes long and are a nice accompaniment to your morning/afternoon commute. See below for a description and a link to our first few episodes!
Description: Teaching the good will explore the challenges, joys, and importance of educating young catholics in a secular world. Our intention is to be a resource and provide virtual community for catholic educators, parents, and all those striving to better understand how young people become virtuous at St. Petersburg Catholic High School and beyond.
Meet the Hosts:
Dr. Lily Abadal is the Director of Advancement at St. Petersburg Catholic High School. Lily has a doctorate in philosophy with a specialization in virtue ethics. In addition to working at St. Petersburg Catholic, she teaches philosophy at Florida Gulf Coast University and is currently working on a publication exploring moral issues surrounding fundraising at not-for-profit institutions.
Will Kuehnle is a history teacher at St. Petersburg Catholic High School. Will was a Notre Dame ACE teacher at St. Petersburg Catholic and decided to stay beyond his commitment with ACE! Will is a convert to the Catholic faith and a passionate advocate of Catholic education.
Producer: Shelby Cala
IT Support: John Kowalik
How Can I Listen? You can find our podcast by searching "Teaching the Good" on your apple or android podcast app. You can also access episodes from your desktop by visiting this website. Episodes are available now!
Episode 1 - Meet the Hosts, Nopeds & Fountain Pens
In this first episode you get an opportunity to meet the hosts of Teaching the Good! We recommend giving this a listen before you venture into our other episodes!
Episode 2 - The Myth of Value-Neutral Education
In this episode Lily & Will discuss what is meant by "value neutral" education and why it is a myth. Ultimately, they come to the conclusion that all educational institutions teach values in some way, even secular schools. The important choice for parents is discerning what *kind* of values you want your kids learning.
Episode 3 - Realizing the Importance Community during COVID
In this episode our hosts explore the importance of community in education and how students need to be physically present with teachers in order to learn virtue. They also discuss the difference between teaching content knowledge and providing a robust education--one has the possibility of being done alone while the other does not.
Episode 4 - Failure and Virtue
In this episode the connection between failure and virtue formation is explored. Why is it important that to recognize failure as a possibility and reality in education? What is the goal of education--earning high marks or allowing students to realize their limitations, opportunities for growth, and potential for virtue development?
Episode 5: What is Virtue?
What is virtue? How do we help form virtuous students? Why is virtue relevant in Catholic education? Is kombucha alive? In this episode Lily & Will discuss the answers to these questions while diving into the four parts of virtue as defined by Aristotle.
Episode 6: Authenticity
What does it mean to be truly authentic? How do we live out our lives authentically in a world that constantly tells us to be something else? In this episode Will learns about Açaí bowls as he and Dr. Abadal discuss the virtue of authenticity.
This episode will be available on September 20, 2020!