My educational philosophy and methodology involves "Socratic flexibility"—probing student knowledge bases, insights, and observations through frequent questions, and helping to expand their comprehension by utilizing modes beyond basic rote learning. I also employ an interdisciplinary approach when teaching; it's not just about analyzing a poem, it's also about delving into the events, culture and life experiences affecting the author. Learning about and teaching the humanities isn't just names and dates; it must also include all the disciplines: art, music, philosophy, science...the things that define what it means to be human. Most of all, I want to learn just as much from my students as they hopefully learn from me.
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