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

  • Orlando, Florida
  • November 19, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center
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  • Renton, WA
  • December 03, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshop
  • Renton Community Center
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  • Portland, OR
  • December 05, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshop
  • Ramada Portland Airport
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  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • December 11, 2019
  • Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshop
  • Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
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  • El Segundo, California
  • January 14, 2020
  • Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshop
  • Embassy Suites-LAX South
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  • San Diego, California
  • January 16, 2020
  • Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshop
  • Hilton San Diego-Mission Valley
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  • Dallas, Texas
  • January 21, 2020
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • Crowne Plaza Dallas-Market Center
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  • San Antonio, Texas
  • January 29, 2020
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel
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  • San Jose, California
  • February 05, 2020
  • Socratic Seminar Intermediate Level 2 Workshop
  • Hyatt House San Jose/Silicon Valley
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  • Kenner, Louisiana
  • February 12, 2020
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • Doubletree Hotel New Orleans Airport
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