The gift of a puppy finally educed a response from the shy boy.

Educe.  A new word for me.  How about you?

I heard it at a small group event this weekend.

Educe means to lead out, bring out, or draw out.

Like coaching a wise group facilitator studies how to educe the story, answer, plan, or solution from the  group individually and corporately.

Someone in our group asked excitedly if educe comes from the same root as educate.  The answer is yes and may impact our understanding of what education looks like.

So…does a good educator induce, seduce, deduce, reduce, or educe? Please Email Me Your Thoughts

Definitions: Merriam Webster; Online Etymological Dictionary   (My favorite English word resource!)

HELP WANTED: Want help with educing your group? Just let me know!