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Diotima of Mantinea

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By all means, marry.  If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; otherwise, you’ll become a philosopher. ~Socrates Socrates was married.  We know that from several sources.  Socrates had more than one child.  That is also mentioned in several sources … Continue reading

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Let Your Students Constructively Stuggle: How Weak Teachers Create Intellectually Slavish Students

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Guiding students to answer their own questions: Plato’s Meno Introduction Plato’s curriculum could be summarized as “Education as Constructive Frustration”. On the surface many of Plato’s dialogs seem either frustratingly heavy or seemingly simplistic. Plato, at any rate, was a … Continue reading

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Every Student Is A Piraeus

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In the first few pages of Plato’s Republic we catch Socrates walking his star pupil, Glaucon, up and away from the Piraeus, the port city attached to Athens. They had gone down there because they had heard a new goddess … Continue reading

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An Educator’s 4th of July Thoughts

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Two perpetual elements of American society, that are also richly analogous, are baseball and education.  Baseball is a game of individuals, but those individual players must win as a team.  The game is played as a competition not only against … Continue reading

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Shining a light on shadows: In education, questions are better than answers

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How do you describe light in terms of shadows? You certainly can’t construct light from its absence. How does one reveal to another what the other has yet to experience? With all due respect to Mr. Morrison, I don’t believe … Continue reading

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Justice is determined by…

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Thrasymachus (or Thrasymakos) was an adversary of Socrates in Plato’s Republic. In Book I of the Republic, Thrasymachus attempts to disagree with Socrates concerning the nature of Justice. Thrasymachus wants to win. Thrasy (his street name :))claims that justice is … Continue reading

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