Our Philosophy

The following statements combined together reflect the philosophy of Socratic Seminars International in teaching and working with both students and adults.

“Teachers who find their kids’ ideas fascinating are just better teachers than teachers who find the subject matter fascinating.” Philip Sadler, professor,  Harvard University, Science

Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. Involve me, I understand. – Ancient Chinese Proverb

Learning flourishes in classrooms filled with comfort, curiosity, and challenge.

Humans don’t get ideas; they make ideas. – Art Costa

Dialogue assumes many people have pieces of answers and that cooperation can lead to greater understanding.

The essence of critical thinking is suspended judgment; and the essence of this suspense is inquiry to determine the nature of the problem before proceeding to attempts at its solution. – John Dewey

Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Albert Einstein

Upcoming Workshops

  • Walla Walla, Washington
  • July 17, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • Walla Walla Regional Airport Conference Center
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  • Walla Walla, Washington
  • July 18, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshop
  • Walla Walla Regional Airport Conference Room
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  • Denver, CO
  • October 09, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshop
  • TBD
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  • Chicago, Illinois
  • October 16, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshop
  • TBD
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  • Renton, WA
  • December 03, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshop
  • TBD
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  • Portland, Oregon
  • December 05, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshop
  • TBD
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  • Phoenix Area, Arizona
  • December 11, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshop
  • TBD
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  • San Diego, California
  • January 14, 2020
  • Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshop
  • TBD
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  • El Segundo, California
  • January 16, 2020
  • Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshop
  • TBD
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  • San Jose, California
  • February 05, 2020
  • Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshop
  • TBD
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