Co-founder Deanna, and High School teacher Luc Travers are back to talk about a unique genre in literature and storytelling that he calls "The Optimistic Outsider Wins Over the Hearts of the Cynical."
This discussion was sparked by a new TV show on Apple TV+ called Ted Lasso, which seems like a simple fish out of water situation comedy, but shares certain elements with great works of literature like Jane Eyre, even adding twists that we argue are revolutionary.
Here, we discuss the lessons we can learn from Ted Lasso, and perhaps get some ideas on the kinds of works we can teach to students.
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You can also see Deanna at the Passionate Homeschooler YouTube channel:
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