Equity Maps in the classroom!

“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 […]

Equity Maps in the classroom!

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 in the classroom!

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 […]