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Socratic Method. Based on theories of Socrates – Greek Philosopher More important to teach students to think for themselves that to fill their heads with the “right” answers. Discussion. Not a debate – no right or wrong Exploratory – considering different points of view, possibilities

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Socratic method
Socratic Method

  • Based on theories of Socrates – Greek Philosopher

  • More important to teach students to think for themselves that to fill their heads with the “right” answers


Discussion
Discussion

  • Not a debate – no right or wrong

  • Exploratory – considering different points of view, possibilities

  • Active listening

  • Led by students entirely


What it looks l ike
What it Looks Like

  • Inner circle discusses

  • Outer circle observes

  • Swap ½ way through


Roles all roles participate in the discussion as well as serve these jobs
Roles(all roles participate in the discussion as well as serve these jobs)

  • Text Police

    • Finds places in the text that support what someone is saying

    • Took good post-it notes

  • Inviter

    • This person notices who is not talking, and kindly invites them into the conversation

  • Director

    • This person starts the discussion, and keeps it going

    • Poses questions

  • Norms Moderator

    • This person makes sure everyone is following the norms/behaviors we decide on as a group


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