• Beth Benedix

    Beth Benedix is Professor Emerita of World Literature, Religious Studies and Community Engagement at DePauw University, and Founder and Director of The Castle, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing learning experiences for students where they feel seen, heard, valued and empowered and supporting teachers in creating environments that spill over with joy, creativity, relevance, rigor and authenticity. A prolific writer, her most recent book, The Post-Pandemic Liberal Arts College: A Manifesto for Reinvention (co-authored with Steve Volk) has contributed to a national conversation about higher education and her third book, Ghost Writer (A Story About Telling a Holocaust Story), was named a finalist for the 2019 Next Generation Indie Awards. She is currently completing a documentary, "North Putnam," with an award-winning production team, including Dave Eggers (executive producer) and Joel Fendelman (director).

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Tilting at Windmills

Authentic Learning. Responsibility. Reflection. All are components teachers would love to integrate into more lessons. Beth Benedix shares her journey (and reso... Read more.
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The Art of Pivot

There are countless non-profit organizations which support students with programming just outside of the school’s traditional scope. Beth Benedix provides a ... Read more.