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Peak Socratic seminar

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tiff baida

on 12 December 2016

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Transcript of Peak Socratic seminar

Socratic Seminar Introduction

Socratic Seminar Questions
Answer 3 of the following
1. Should students be able to grade their teachers?
2. Should junk food be banned from schools?
3. Do schools provide students with enough opportunities to be creative?
4. Can money buy you happiness?
5. Can kindness become cool?
6. Which is more important: talent or hard work?
7. Should students be allowed to have their phones on them during school?
8. Should teachers assign homework?
9. Should students have to wear uniforms?
10. Should people be able to own exotic pets, such as tigers or giraffes?

Learning Target:

I can actively listen and discuss my views on topics through a socratic seminar.

Socrates believed that enabling students to think for themselves was more important than filling their head with knowledge.

Socratic Norms

Everyone participates
Speak loudly & clearly
Don't raise hands-use visual cues
Look at the speaker
Be respectful
One person speaks
Use names
Exit ticket

What went well?
What could we improve?
Socratic Seminar Roles

Helps clarify, summarize, keeps discussion going

Records comments-tallies each time a person speaks

Inner Circle:
Actively participates

Outer Circle:
No talking
What would you say if you were in the inner circle?
Take notes & provide feedback during halftime

On your white board:

What is active listening? Give some examples or non examples (opposites) of it.
Daily Planner:

Monday: Socratic Seminar & picture day
Tuesday: Intro. to narrative writing
Wednesday: Nifty narrative organizer & library day
Thursday: Narrative writing-sensory details
Friday: Narrative writing checklist
Quote of the Week
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