“Whoever is doing the talking, is doing the learning.” -- Esther Wu, Mountain View High School
Socrates’ belief in the power of asking questions and privileging inquiry and discussion over information and debate has inspired this week’s three video selections for you.
Maybe you’ve heard of Socratic Seminar before, but think that it all sounds too philosophical or too unstructured. This week’s videos will help dispel those uncertainties and give you some practical ways to engage in Socrates’ most definitive belief: in order to think for yourself, you must construct your own learning.
Join us as we peek into three versions of Socratic Seminar where students are not only doing the talking, they are doing it cooperatively, with intelligent questions and with civility.
Our latest 'Let's Chat Core' installment debunks 5 myths about the Common Core. At the bottom of the post, there is a list of all 'Let's Chat Core' posts with links if you'd like to catch up with our series!