I have a very simple methodology: the truth. the truth provides decidability. And I don’t leave room for pragmatism. By allowing one pragmatic falsehood you allow all pragmatic falsehoods. By disallowing all falsehoods, no matter how practical, you leave only the truth.
—“I get that you teach by a startling statement and follow-up Devil’s advocate questions. But sometime we lose the forest for trying to define a tree.”—Anne Summers
It’s just the socratic method. Propose an assertion that will either reinforce or oppose a norm. Then we all debate until we understand.
I love teaching online. It’s just more like teaching in a Locker Room or Bar than the vaulted porch of athenian wisdom….. lol