Increasing equity and encouraging student voice with Socratic thinking.

by Jody Zepp

Grades 9-12

In this series of videos, participants take part in a series of activities that give them first hand experience with how I facilitate open, Socratic seminars with my students on issues that affect them most.

Part One: Introduction

In part one of the workshop, I describe the culture of my classroom – a radically open and democratic forum to honestly grapple with ideas, perception, and bias.

Part Two: Cow Illusion

In part two of the workshop, participants look at an ambiguous image of a cow as a conversation starter about perception and reality.

Part Three: Nature versus Nurture

In part three of the workshop, we use the classic nature versus nurture argument to model how I develop in students the ability to have constructive discussions and disagreements.