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During NCAIS Innovate 2010 conference attendees were witness to six, five-minute presentations where presenters showcased one of their passion points about education. We call these sessions SPARKING ...

During NCAIS Innovate 2010 conference attendees were witness to six, five-minute presentations where presenters showcased one of their passion points about education. We call these sessions SPARKING Education. http://innovate.ncais.org

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    What’s with the Old Guy? A Place for Socrates in the Classroom by Meredith Stewart What’s with the Old Guy? A Place for Socrates in the Classroom by Meredith Stewart Presentation Transcript

    • SPARKING Innovation in Education What’s with the Old Guy? A Place for Socrates in the Classroom Meredith Stewart Cary Academy
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    • Classical Method
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    • What makes a good teacher? Who deserves forgiveness? Is inner beauty more important than outer beauty? What does it mean to be lucky?
    • The Socratic Seminar is an open discussion, unlike some assignments where you must do everything a certain way or you get an F. -Cole
    • Student-Driven
    • A Socratic Seminar gives the students a lot of responsibility to make sure the discussion is smooth sailing. -Kimia
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    • Reflection
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    • Perspective Altering Assessment
    • Your opinion of certain things in the book changes, whereas for a test you simply memorize facts. -Patrick
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    • Most school assignments involve only a pencil, paper, and computer. With the Socratic Seminar, you can get a new opinion from listening to other people. -Rachel
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