The Socratic Method, Teaching, and Humor

A good story to kick off your week. Happy Monday everyone!


A student approached me this morning and, having noticed that I washed my car over the weekend, jovially commented that I had missed a spot. I, being who I am, took the opportunity to employ the approach of Socrates, making a conversation of levity into one that would incite the student to think deeply about something mundane as what he had seen- a poorly washed car.

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