How do we walk into the future equipped, with as few surprises as possible?
It’s not about merely reading. I have been a big advocate of reading over the years – I will always read, watch, listen. I am hooked on learning as I hope all I have an influence upon are.
Yet the ultimate learning experience is based on Socratic methods of going forward.
Socrates taught in the following ways:
1. Small groups
2. People who followed him closely – he mentored them/he coached them regarding how to effectively live life.
3. In learning situations that were in “high gear” the learning took place by Socrates asking questions of the group.
4. With the larger group of up to a dozen, he would break the group down into 2’s and 3’s.
With this in mind, we too as teachers, coaches can draw a tremendous amount from the classic style of communicating with our understudies. No more talking heads.
Originally posted 2007-05-18 06:14:14.