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Socratic Seminars

Socratic Seminar Student Guidelines
  1. Refer to the text when needed during the discussion. A seminar is not a test of memory. You are not "learning a subject"; your goal is to understand the ideas, issues, and values reflected in the text. 2. It's OK to "pass" when asked to contribute. 3.
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As English teachers, we are always looking for different strategies to engage our students in the core literature that we're teaching. Today's strategy spotlight is on the Socratic seminar. I've used Socratic seminar with low and high level classes with tremendous success and it is always one of the high points on my annual student...

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Socratic Seminar: Get'em in the Hot Seat!

"Can we do this again tomorrow?" When students make a comment like this upon finishing a lesson, as an educator, you know something worked. Recently, in an effort to provoke student led discussion, I utilized a Socratic Seminar format. From the title, it doesn't take a genius to know where this form of discussion originates.

Higher Order Comprehension: The Power of Socratic Seminar | Scholastic.com

I was in my room when my assistant principal's voice came over the intercom: "It's time for us to schedule an observation." I groaned. I had just been diagnosed with bronchitis and a bad ear infection, and my voice was barely hanging on. What was I to do?

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Lance Matus planned an engaging and timely lesson for his 5th Graders this week. The subject was: Should the Texas legislature pass the Open Carry Law that they are getting ready to vote on in the near future? He started with a Nearpod that contained the following: Newspaper articles that gave the students background information.