One terrific method for training students in how to conduct intelligent conversations is Socratic Seminars. Students learn how to use effective habits of discussion, explain their ideas, and support them with evidence (Take THAT, Common Core Standards!). Different educators have different ways of conducting Socratic Seminars. In fact, since I first posted this information in 2013, a colleague suggested an improvement that I want to share here today, along with video clips of his students engaged in an actual seminar and debrief session. Special thanks to Jamison Fort for sharing these ideas and resources!
Click HERE to see the rest of this post, which originally appeared on MiddleWeb on June 23, 2015.
Note: All of this information also appears on the TLC “Socratic Seminars” page.