A Socratic Seminar for Elementary Learners

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Socratic seminars have been around, obviously, since the days of Socratics. In the Socratic seminar, the teacher uses questions to guide discussion around specific learning goals. The Benefits of Socratic Seminars are: Offer opportunities for student voice. To learn more about Socratic Seminars, visit: https://www.paideia.org/about-paideia/socratic-seminar/. https://www.edutopia.org/blog/socratic-seminars-culture-student-led-discussion-mary-davenport.

Sarah Tweaks Her Socratic Seminar Recipe


Sarah Tantillo's MiddleWeb post, Socratic Seminars in the Middle, has racked up tens of thousands of visits. Articles Socratic Seminars listening literacy Sarah Tantillo socratic method in middle school socratic seminars speakingNow Sarah, author of The Literacy Cookbook, is back with a tweak to her recipe, suggested by colleague Jamison Fort. See his students in action.


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How Using Slack Can Improve Socratic Seminars


If you’ve ever tried a Socratic seminar with your students, or know a colleague who has, this story may sound eerily familiar: After spending the semester shoring up students’ contextual knowledge through multimedia presentations and analyzing primary and secondary sources together, students file in for the big day and gently pick up their Socratic seminar prep packet.

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CAE Presents Case For Authentic Assessment To Improve Student Outcomes At Beyond Multiple Choice Seminar

eSchool News

Experts in performance-based assessment share research on student engagement and effort. June 3, 2021, NEW YORK – The Council for Aid to Education, Inc.

Encourage critical thinking by turning your class into a Socratic Seminar

eSchool News

One method, called the Socratic seminar, challenges to students to formal discussions about a text based on open-ended questions. Once the seminar begins, discipline yourself not to guide or facilitate the conversation. Enabling students through a Socratic Seminar is a powerful way to build critical, active thinkers that are engaged and involved in your classroom!

Minerva’s Jonathan Katzman on Making ‘the Best Seminar Possible’


We need our seminars to be fully active,” Katzman says. “We If you could create a college from scratch today what would it look like? Minerva Schools at KGI has done just that, building an accredited, four-year undergraduate program that has an inaugural class in its sophomore year. .

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Learning with Twitter Chats and Socratic Seminars

Educator Innovator

Dan and James designed the three groups to help us facilitate inner/outer circle groups for a Socratic seminar over the readings that would also incorporate participation through a Twitter chat. We would love to hear how other educators and/or librarians are using Twitter chats and Socratic seminars or something similar to help students take an inquiry stance on a text and/or topic.

Grad Seminar on EdTech Part 2: How Can Digital Audio Enhance Teaching and Learning?


This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. Over the next two months, I’ll share the experience and highlights in a series of columns for EdSurge with highlights from the course. This is part 2. Read part 1 here. Before there were podcasts, there was pirate radio , rogue broadcasters flinging unusual sounds over borders and adding new music to cultures.

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Science NetLinks: A Mendel Seminar


This lesson plan introduces biological evolution and genetic traits using experimentation based on Gregor Mendel’s investigation of the pea plant. Techlearning Resources Site of the Day

More humanities seminars online, and they’re not MOOCs

Bryan Alexander

Starting this January forty (40) humanities seminars will kick into action, online. Campuses get to see higher numbers in upper-level humanities seminars, while at the same time expanding the curriculum they present to students. Twenty-one American colleges and universities are offering these classes for students on each others’ campuses, through an innovative project coordinated by the Council of Independent Colleges ( CIC ).


How Freshman Seminars Can Help Students Starting the Ninth Grade


At Maplewood High School in Nashville, every freshman is required to take a semester-long freshman seminar course that helps them think about what they want to do with their lives, and prepares them for what high school will be like. The new Freshman Seminar will concentrate on preparing kids for the high school transition, learning about college and choosing a career. “We

Using @TodaysMeet to Enhance Socratic Seminars in English Assessment #edtech #edchat


Our English Department uses Socratic seminars as an assessment tool. When the Socratic seminar is the culminating assessment, students are expected to prepare for the activity ahead of time as they would for a written test. Before the assessment, the teacher provides a set of thematic questions students are responsible for addressing the day of the Socratic seminar. Students sit in two concentric circles during a Socratic seminar.

Next Week: "Serving Library Patrons with a Trauma History: An Awareness-Building Seminar" #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

and hosted by Dr. Steve Albrecht : " Serving Library Patrons with a Trauma History: An Awareness-Building Seminar.” We invite you to join us Friday, March 19th, for a 60-minute webinar featuring Gina Simmons Schneider, Ph.D.

Using @TodaysMeet to Enhance Socratic Seminars in English Assessment #edtech #edchat


Our English Department uses Socratic seminars as an assessment tool. When the Socratic seminar is the culminating assessment, students are expected to prepare for the activity ahead of time as they would for a written test. Before the assessment, the teacher provides a set of thematic questions students are responsible for addressing the day of the Socratic seminar. Students sit in two concentric circles during a Socratic seminar.

I will lead a future of education and technology seminar in June

Bryan Alexander

Two months from now I’ll lead a half-day seminar on the future of technology and education. My seminar takes place on June 9th, the day before the NMC conference begins. It’s a face-to-face preconference workshop for the annual New Media Consortium conference. Which you should definitely attend. You can register just for my session, if you like, or sign up for both conference and pre-. It takes place in Alexandra, Virginia, close to Washington, D.C.

Is Your Teaching More Ping-Pong or Volleyball?


Class Apps Student Questioning analytical questions Curtis Chandler essential questions fishbowl modeling nearpod padlet participation Poll Everywhere questioning responses socratic seminar SurveyMonkey TodaysmeetCurtis Chandler has been guilty of ping-pong teaching that "merely bounces information back and forth between my students and myself." Kids learn more from a volleyball approach where they work together "to set up the shot" through inquiry activities. App tips included.

? Teacher Favorites: 20 MiddleWeb ELA Articles


Articles ELA Favorites argumentative writing better writing close reading group work media literacy poetry reading aloud six word memoir skimming socratic seminar supplementary texts text sets vocabulary whole novels writing with technologyEach of these 20 English Language Arts-oriented articles (dating back to 2012) has enjoyed thousands of reads since it was first published at MiddleWeb.

Free Common Core Professional Development from @TenMarks


CCSS CCSS professional development common core seminar common core standards free online math New Teacher Chat online professional development professional development ten marks TenMarks In these trying economic times, we''ve seen many schools going through difficult budget issues. When there are decisions being made to cut entire programs or increase class size counts, one of the items that is usually first to fall will be professional development.

Engage With Your Learning Community: MasteryConnect (a CommonCore Resource)


Common Core Common Core App common core for blogs common core seminar Mastery Connect MasteryConnect MasteryConnect App MasteryConnect Facebook MasteryConnect makes it simple to share and discover common formative assessments and track mastery of state and Common Core standards. Built-in grading tools save teachers time. Their solution was designed with the teacher in mind.

Five EdTech Story Ideas for Education Reporters

Doug Levin

This week, education reporters from across the nation are gathering at the 2017 Education Writers Association National Seminar in Washington, DC. Among the topics they will focus on is technology in education (AKA "digital learning"). To that end, I suggest five story ideas for reporters interested in the topic. Blog In the News Trends #EWA17

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@VictoriaTheTech’s Favorite Microsoft Educator Center Courses #2 – Mindfulness in The Classroom

Teacher Tech

I have given seminars and sessions on educator self-care in the age of COVID, as well as how to protect our peace and empathy. Guest Post by Victoria Thompson I am very big on self-care and mindfulness.

‘Why Am I Just Learning About This?’ In New College Board Offering, Students Explore the African Diaspora


That is the most common question I hear all the time,” says Herrera, who is a speech and debate coach and co-teaches AP Seminar at Henry Grady High School. The complexities of the Diaspora are an excellent fit with AP Seminar’s interdisciplinary research focus. Shocked. Outraged.

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How to Get Your Students Out of the Box

The CoolCatTeacher

He has taught every single grade from K to 12 and has also taught seminars to undergraduates at New York University and graduate students at Columbia University. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How can you get your students out of the box when you educate them in a box? Check out a revolutionary way to educate with arts, ag, and nature by digging into Chattahoochee Hills Charter School outside of Atlanta, Georgia.

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Leadership for social justice: Class update 1

Dangerously Irrelevant

Thought I’d post a quick update on how my new summer Master’s seminar, Leadership for Social Justice , is going. Thought I’d post a quick update on how my new summer Master’s seminar, Leadership for Social Justice, is going.

Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

On the day of the Socratic Seminar, they listen to classmates, challenge what they hear by building an argument based on what they have read and heard, and in so doing critically think about not only their opinions but those of classmates. If the students misunderstand a concept (like a Socratic Seminar I watched on “ What is Capitalism “), then the conversation has little chance to arrive at the truth behind the questions. A high school Socratic seminar explained.

Leadership for social justice: Class update 2

Dangerously Irrelevant

This is my second update on my new summer Master’s seminar, Leadership for Social Justice. Like in my other Master’s seminar this summer , my students have been amazing.

4 Ways to make sure the teachers in your school are properly trained


You can’t just throw it various seminars and educational summits without an afterthought. This will be hard to do if they are already overworked (as all teachers usually are) — if you pile more work (in the form of seminars) on them they might be reluctant to participate in any training session. Then, always pay for any travel expenses if you’re sending them to a seminar. If you want good results, then you need to make the proper investments.

Professional Development Tools Created by Teachers for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

July 6, 2015 For many teachers who are currently in the midst of professional development at conferences, workshops, online seminars, and one-on-one coaching sessions, there are a lot of online PD.read more. professional development

How to Hold Effective Classroom Discussions


Use this resource from Facing History and Ourselves to learn about socratic seminars in greater depth. Socratic Seminar. Classroom discussions can be one of the best ways to boost student engagement.

Leadership during a crisis: Class update 1

Dangerously Irrelevant

Thought I’d post a quick update on how my new summer Master’s seminar, Leadership During a Crisis , is going. I’ve got six students in the class. We meet virtually every Tuesday for a couple of hours, in addition to our other activities.

An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators


Over the past seven years, we’ve continually developed and tweaked a seminar-style onboarding course to help all new employees, regardless of their background, catch up to speed on key issues in education and technology. Engage Edtech Employees in Extended Learning We call the program Freshman Seminar. Then, we ask Seminar participants put their entrepreneurial hats on and pitch ideas for a business.

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5 Ways to Embed Coding & Electronics into Your Science Curriculum

Cycles of Learning

If you are like me as a science teacher, you simultaneously live the acronym "STEM" and are exhausted by its overuse in nearly every blog, set of state standards, or professional development seminar that comes to town ( Full disclosure : I often facilitate those seminars).

Choosing Not to Grade Student Work

User Generated Education

I am a seminar facilitator for student teachers, and I teach gifted education at three Title 1 elementary schools. I wear many hats as an educator. I teach graduate courses in education and counseling.

3 steps to rethink failure

eSchool News

Afterwards, students share their perspectives with each other, engaging in a Socratic Seminar style conversation. Failure can be a painful experience for anyone, but it is especially tough for teens who are still forming a sense of self.

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2017 Teachers Pay Teachers’ July Conference — Overview

Ask a Tech Teacher

Seminar Overview. Each of the seminars I attended (a handful of roughly five dozen offered) was filled with pithy ideas, how-tos, and problem-solving. Seminars I attended included: using social media to spread the word. One of the largest online marketplace for teachers is Teachers Pay Teachers. If you haven’t heard of this estore, you are either new to teaching or long since retired.