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“Socrates Fails Teacher Evaluation”

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“Socrates Fails Teacher Evaluation” is a great post by Heidi_Hayes_Jacobs. It’s a must-read. Here’s how she ends it:

The results were posted in the Agora for all to see the quality and performance of their teacher. Socrates failed. He simply spent too much time asking them to think. A walk- through evaluation by his supervisor (undisclosed), determined that “ sometimes Socrates’s students meander through endless dialogues examining challenging questions that do not have one right answer.” Hopefully, he will be replaced or perhaps go through an intensive summer professional development program in Sparta.

Thanks to Langwitches for the tip.

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  1. ….and “the answer is in the students’ hands- their characters’ to deal with countless queries; only in this way, will they be developed into enthusiastic educators themselves….through search, trial, error ,repent, change of way of thinking /attitude and constant evolution…Socrates -the mentor-ought to stand by his students as an onlooker, at first, and facilitator ,in due course…perhaps, his students’ critical thinking skills and cogntive maturity will be achieved,,,,, (if I understood the meaning right..)

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