Renee Mathis was (is?) a Jeopardy! champion. But that’s not why I had her on The Habit Podcast. I had her on the podcast to talk about her many years’ experience teaching writing and mentoring writers through the CiRCE Institute’s apprenticeship program.

We discussed her philosophy on mentoring teachers, the teaching methods used by Jesus, rhetoric as the pursuit of truth in community, and the still-relevant application of Aristotle’s principles of rhetoric.