“Super cool tangible ways to get kids talking more!” – Ben from Vrain Waves

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Thrilled that Equity Maps is part of this podcast episode of  Vrain Waves entitled “Positive School and Classroom Culture” featuring educational superstar Jennifer Gonzalez from the Cult of Pedagogy.  At the heart of Equity Maps is a tool to help teachers to promote student dialogue, collaboration, and reflection l o n g before considering assessment […]

A Reflection on Reflection in Socratic Seminars

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A Reflection on Reflection in Socratic Seminars… By John Zola, Trainer www.johnzola.com   Socratic seminars are a powerful form of classroom discussion that provide opportunities for authentic conversation and rigorous meaning making. In a seminar, students work to make “meanings” of an ambiguous text by using the key skills related to thinking, speaking, and listening. […]

Equity Maps hits the blogosphere…

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 “Maintaining Student Equity in Classroom Discussions” Extract from Jared Colley’s Blog:   Jared Colley chairs the English Department at The Oakridge School where he also teaches literature and humanities courses in the upper division. As an English teacher, I often have discussion days in class either in the form of Socratic inner/outer circles or in a […]

Equity Maps debuts for Facilitators of the Adaptive Schools® organization

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Equity Maps debuts for Facilitators of the Adaptive Schools® Organization The Adaptive Schools® organization provides powerfully practical methods for educational leaders at all levels to increase collaboration, improve communication, and inspire adaptivity in schools and organizations around the world. Equity Maps debuted via youtube as a tool for facilitators of their organization. January, 2017 See […]

Building Better Classroom Dialogue: 3 Lesson Ideas to Strengthen Your Socratic Seminars

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By Dave Nelson, Creator of Equity Maps National Facilitator, National School Reform Faculty  Social Studies Teacher & Coordinator of Professional Learning & Growth, American Community Schools of Athens, Greece     Create Experiences for Students! I’ve always sought to create experiences for students, presenting them with opportunities to interact with the content, and with each other, through […]

v1 Release of Equity Maps

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Now out in the Apple store, Equity Maps app will make for an excellent addition to your classroom.  Ideal for Socratic Seminars, Spider Web Discussions, Harkness* style discussions, Literature Circles, or any time students or colleagues engage in dialogue!      *Equity Maps has been developed completely independent of Phillips Exeter Academy and is not affiliated […]