Socratic Seminars: Teachers, Shut Up Already!

For years I’ve heard administrators tell me that I’m working too hard. They aren’t referring to my coming in early, staying late, or aggressively calling shotgun on committee seats. They’re talking about the way I plan and execute my high school English lessons.

“Tabernacle, let them do the work. You just guide them.”

But they’ll miss that allusion to the King James Bible or Star Wars, Episode IV, I think to myself. They’ll misinterpret the word “wherefore!”

“They’ll learn it better if they figure it out on their own,” they tell me.