For over twenty years, Avi Gvili has used the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method in NYC classrooms. It is based on the following principle, explained by Eli Siegel, "The world, art, and self explain each other; each is the aesthetic oneness of opposites." This kind and effective method enables students of all ages and background to see an authentic relation between themselves and the subject.
For a sample lesson on the great young adult novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton click here. And for a lesson on Pronouns, first published in the The English Record, click here