​​"Tidying up with Socrates"

Philosophy Now, August/September 2019

The Montréal Review, March 2019

Times Union, March 22, 2019

​I compare Marie Kondo's KonMari method to the Socratic Elenchus and explain how Thrasymachus could unclutter both his household and his mind with the help of the life coaching team Kondo/Socrates.

I am currently working on two other opinion pieces.

​"If you already know the answer, why are you asking me?"

In this article, I am pitching my "Socratic Team Meeting Approach to the College Classroom." It’s a fusion of management ideas from the business world and interactive pedagogy ideas. I propose that by approaching the classroom as a Socratic team leader and by treating students like valuable team members the teacher can create a more engaging and inclusive learning environment.

"How (not) to correct ESL students"

As a non-native English speaker myself, I have experienced over the years exemplary interactions between teachers and ESL students. These conversations or written comments left students empowered and eager to improve. But I have also witnessed ESL students feeling crushed, inferior, and excluded. I was wondering whether my students have had similar experiences. So, I reached out to them and collected empirical data with the goal of developing some guidelines on how (not) to correct ESL students.

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