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 […]

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 […]