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 […]