Do Good Educators ‘Impose’ on Their Students?

Do Good Educators ‘Impose’ on Their Students?

I will cut to the chase and assert that properly understood, parents and teachers do, or should, ‘impose’ something on their children or students. Here I follow one of the Oxford definitions of impose: ‘to place authoritatively.’ An ever-controversial issue is whether...
The Goal in Raising Children

The Goal in Raising Children

“Man lives by reason, which can attain to prudence only after long experience, so that children need to be instructed by their parents who are experienced.” Thomas Aquinas, Summa contra gentiles There are various ways to understand the ‘goal’ in raising children. In...
A Great Way to Spend a Life: Teaching

A Great Way to Spend a Life: Teaching

“The mind needs a mover to actualize it through teaching… Therefore the teacher raises the intellect to know the things he teaches…” Thomas Aquinas, On the Teacher At the end of a year a teacher is tired. It can be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture through a...

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