About Victor J. Moeller

Victor J. Moeller has taught College Rhetoric, English and American literature, and Philosophy in public and private high schools and colleges. As an inservice field instructor of the Chicago Great Books Foundation for 14 years, he conducted teacher raining courses in 36 states and became Minnesota Area Director of professional development. Since 2007, he has been Reader for the AP English Literature and and Language Exam and consultant for the College Board of Evanston, IL. All of Moeller’s textbooks define,illustrate and demonstrate how to implement the Socratic method of teaching and learning in the humanities. Moeller has Master degrees in English, Education, and Philosophy. He currently teaches at McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL and Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL.

More about Moeller English Books and his process of teaching:

After reading the first two introductory chapters that begin all my books, “Two Models of Teaching” and “Techniques of Active and Close Reading,” you will have a clear sense of how my material could make you an even better teacher than what you already are.

To get a better idea of what I do with my students, check out Moeller's English Student Home Page: victormoeller.com. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, I would love to hear from you since it is, after all, for teachers like you that these lessons have been developed, explained, and illustrated with handouts. Please send me an email via my contact page.

Our vision

To answer the question: If good teaching is dialogue, why does monologue continue to dominate? Read More

Our mission

To define, illustrate, and demonstrate how to implement the Socratic method of teaching and learning in the classroom.

Our goal

To enable teachers to develop in their students and themselves the habits of reflective, critical, and independent thinking.

Reflective: to learn how to uncover questions that answers hide.

Critical: to discriminate among ideas--to sift out the good from the acceptable, the better from the satisfactory, and the best from the provisional.

Independent: to learn how to trust your own judgment about what is true or false, good or bad, and noble or vile.