Taking notes for assessing seminar can be tricky, especially if you have two or more seminars going on at once. This three-in-one records sheet bundle offers an easy way to anecdotally record Socratic seminars so you can quickly document one or more discussion.
Each records sheet has a key that can be used to record the discussion. For instance, RT " " means a student has referenced a passage in the text and T2T means a student has made a text-to-text connection. These shorthand notations will allow you to quickly capture the discussion, so you can monitor multiple groups if needed. The records sheets also have circles already included to make recording easy. What you'll do is write each participant's name around the circle. Then draw a line from one participant to the next as the discussion takes place. This is helpful in detecting patterns, seeing who speaks often and who doesn't.
The first records sheet is for one seminar circle. This is great if you have a small group of fifteen or fewer students.
The second records sheet is for two seminar groups. This is helpful if you have a larger class that you want to break into two groups. For two seminars going on at once, I situate myself between the two or move from one to the next.
The third records sheet is for a student recorder. I often ask for a volunteer or select a student to record the seminar discussion, especially if there are two seminars taking place. This way, I have another record of what takes place during the seminar.
Please see my Socratic Seminar Guidelines and Truths for more Socratic seminar material. Thanks for looking!