Heterodox


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Apr 17 2020 21

Heterodox is an adjective that means ‘different from the traditional method.’

Our word of the day could be thought of as an antonym of orthodox, which simply means approved by the established traditions. Orthodox and heterodox share the Greek root word Doxa (DOAKS ah) meaning ‘opinion.’ Heterodox begins with the prefix ‘heter’ meaning ‘different’ or ‘other,’ so, for example, a heterodox approach means an approach that differs from the norm.

Kyle’s heterodox teaching methods weren’t very popular at first, but in time, the administration warmed to ways of teaching that were a little unconventional.