Successfully Structuring Socratic Seminars

November 17, 2017

This #2ndaryELA Twitter chat was all about Socratic seminars. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed the most effective seating arrangements. Teachers also shared helpful rules and procedures for discussion.

Read through the chat below to find out how to prepare the questions for discussion, often student created and teacher selected.  You'll get ideas about how to encourage and track participation.  You'll also find ways to assess students without penalizing quieter voices.

Hope you'll join us next week for another chat. We'd also love for you to join our 2ndaryELA Facebook group (even if you aren't on Twitter). 2ndaryELA is a group of middle and high school English Language Arts teachers looking to share ideas and best practices. This group is an extension of our Twitter chat and a place for collaboration, questions, and encouragement. Feel free to post teaching ideas, success stories, links, photos, etc. that will enhance our instruction.

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