Moeller's Books on Teaching and Learning

College Socratic Seminars
12 Basic Questions & Film.
Every lesson plan in this textbook on College Socratic Seminars is based on the assumption that students, not teachers, are the primary agents in learning. The corollary is that authentic learning is active learning. The consequence is that students become responsible for their own learning.
Introduction to College Philosophy
This college course, an Introduction to Philosophy, is a process of doing philosophy that takes up some of the basic questions and problems that we will all encounter in life--sooner or later.
College Rhetoric:
What every student needs to know.
The ultimate goal of this College Rhetoric textbook is to develop the skillful use of language, oral and written, that provokes thinking and may even change behavior.
Shakespeare Seminar and Film Series 1
What makes this book on Shakespeare unlike so many other books on the ultimate author of English literature? Several things. Please read on and explore what this book can offer you and your students.
Shakespeare Seminar and Film Series 2
The focus of this book is on the text of two tragedies and two comedies, a romance, and a history and what the individual is able to draw from them alone. Additionally, students are given follow-up research topics for independent study at the end of each play.
Great Book Socratic Seminar 1: Job
“The greatest Western poem yet”
The intensive study of the story of Job is to develop the skills of independent, critical, and reflecting thinking that result in memorable understanding and enjoyment of the “greatest poem of Western literature.”

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.