I Cannot Teach Anybody Anything

Cannot Teach, Only Think

I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.  ~ Socrates

 

I found this quoted image on Facebook this morning, and it really resonated true with me this morning.

Having a son who is a junior in high school, where they teach classical education and use Socratic discussions freely, it sunk in this morning why our discussions are so powerful.  Not because I’m teaching, or he’s being taught at school, but because questions are posed that allow him to think.

This thinking is what he uses to teach himself, and with any luck, he’s learning the power of teaching others to think, through the power of questions.

 

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