Quit Asking Potential Teachers About Their “Personal Philosophy of Education.”

Skip asking potential teachers about their “personal philosophy of education.” That won’t tell you anything about them. Ask them to write a description of a school which calls itself classical, thinks of itself as classical, but isn’t. How have they fooled themselves? What allows the illusion to persist? When is the illusion likely to be shattered? If someone can answer those questions, they know what they’re doing. You can quit asking about a “personal philosophy of education.”

Published by Joshua Gibbs

Sophist. De-activist. Hack. Avid indoorsman.

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