Socratic Seminar or Padaia Seminar Name Plate for Students
Name should be written in this area upside down and folded along the line to lay over the desk.
Seminar Group Goal: Seminar Individual Goal:
These are things that I should be doing during seminar.
Conduct- I should . . .
0 Listen respectfully
0 Invite comments
0 I should not interrupt
Listening- I should . . .
0 Look at the speaker
0 Make textual references
0 Ask follow-up questions
0 Take notes on other's comments
Speaking- I should . . .
0 Speak at least 3 times
0 Refer to text at least 2 times
0 Ask at least 2 questions
0 Explain and justify my ideas
Critical Thinking- Give a response that . . .
0 Goes beyond the text
0 Reflects listening to others
0 Explains disagreements with text support
0 Reflects comprehension of text
0 Make connections: Text to Self, Text to Text, Text to World
1. Reading the selected text is essential in participation.
2. Listen by looking at the speaker, perhaps taking notes, and not talking while another is talking.
3. Speak loud enough for everyone to hear, asking questions as well as making statements, while looking at others.
4. Think deeply about the ideas and values expressed in the dialogue, examining the various perspectives with an open mind.
5. Refer to the text by citing specific page and line numbers and quoting actual passages to support a point of view.
6. Address others respectfully by using others' names agreeing/disagreeing constructively, and making connections to others' comments. Starting phrases to use in reference to another's comment or participant:
"I want to build on . . ."
"I want to connect my thoughts to . . ."
"I agree with . . ."
"I disagree with . . ."
"I have a question about . . ."
"I've changed my mind about ___ based on
what ___ said or what was stated in the text.
"Based on the time that this was written . . ."
"Based on the audience for whom this was written . . ."
"I think the speaker was trying to say. . ."
Notes or questions that come to mind that you want to jot down so that you don't forget them:
angel, animal, aristocracy, art, astronomy, beauty, being, cause, chance, citizen, constitution, courage, custom and convention, compassion, courtesy, deduction, definition, democracy, desire, dialectic, duty, education, equality, element, emotion, estimation, eternity, evolution, experience, faith, family, fate, God, good and evil, government, habit, happiness, history, honor, hypothesis, immortality, induction, infinity, judgment, justice, knowledge, labor, language, law, liberty, life and death, logic, love, man, mathematics, matter, mechanics, medicine, memory and imagination, metaphysics, mind, monarchy, nature, necessity and contingency, number, oligarchy, one and many, opinion, opposition, perseverance, philosophy, pleasure and pain, poetry, power, physics, principle, progress, prophesy, proportion, prudence, punishment, purity, quality, quantity, reasoning, relation, religion, respect, revolution, rhetoric, same and other, science, sense, sign and symbol, sin, slavery, soul, space, state, strength, temperance, theology, time, truth, tyranny, universal and particular, virtue and vice, war and peace, wealth, will, wisdom, world
Two themes that were covered today in seminar were: 1. _________________________________________ 2. _________________________________________