How to Do a Socratic Seminar with Four Variations

Have you ever wanted to try a Socratic Seminar in your classroom? This video will teach you how to use four different Socratic Seminar variations: Student-Led Fishbowl, Philosophical Chairs, Socratic Circles, and Whole Class Socratic Seminars. The Greek philosopher, Socrates, believed that the process of asking open-ended questions would lead to deeper critical thinking. Employ the Socratic method in your classroom and watch your students engage in deep discussions, grow their communication skills and think critically.

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