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

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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 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

  1. 1. SPARKING Innovation in Education What’s with the Old Guy? A Place for Socrates in the Classroom Meredith Stewart Cary Academy
  2. 5. Classical Method
  3. 7. What makes a good teacher? Who deserves forgiveness? Is inner beauty more important than outer beauty? What does it mean to be lucky?
  4. 8. The Socratic Seminar is an open discussion, unlike some assignments where you must do everything a certain way or you get an F. -Cole
  5. 9. Student-Driven
  6. 10. A Socratic Seminar gives the students a lot of responsibility to make sure the discussion is smooth sailing. -Kimia
  7. 12. Reflection
  8. 16. Perspective Altering Assessment
  9. 17. Your opinion of certain things in the book changes, whereas for a test you simply memorize facts. -Patrick
  10. 19. 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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