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

  • Denver, CO
  • October 01, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshop
  • Holiday Inn Denver-Cherry Creek
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  • Chicago, Illinois
  • October 16, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshop
  • Holiday Inn Chicago-O'Hare Area
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  • Milwaukee, WI
  • October 17, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Milwaukee Airport
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  • Wakefield, MA
  • October 22, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield
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  • Norwalk, CT
  • October 24, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • Doubletree by Hilton Norwalk
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  • Detroit, MI
  • October 29, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Detroit-Dearborn
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  • Omaha, NE
  • November 07, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • Ramada Plaza by Wyndham
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  • St. Paul, MN
  • November 14, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
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  • Orlando, Florida
  • November 19, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • TBD
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  • Renton, WA
  • December 03, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshop
  • Renton Community Center
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