Socrates, arguably the most famous teacher in all of history, had to make do without that now-ubiquitous teaching tool, the blackboard. There’s no telling what Socrates might’ve accomplished if he’d had a blackboard among the olive groves to complement his eponymous “method,” or whether his teaching career might’ve had a happier ending than a cup of hemlock.
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, (815) 753-1236
by Harry G. Good (Macmillan,
out of print)