Defining and Supporting Engagement, Part 4: Socratic Seminar

Open to: All teachers.

Opportunity at a Glance: Once students are placed in thoughtful groups (see Part 3 of this series), you might also consider having groups participate in discussion forums like Socratic Seminar. This video and supporting materials demonstrate how a 12th-grade English teacher increased his students’ engagement in Socratic Seminar discussions.

As a reminder, teachers have access to 70 Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) eBook titles to supplement and strengthen their practice.

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