Socratic seminars are named for their embodiment of Socrates’ belief in the power of asking questions, prize inquiry over information and discussion over debate. Socratic seminars acknowledge the highly social nature of learning and align with the work of John Dewey, Lev Vygotsky, Jean Piaget, and Paulo Friere.
INTENSIVE: Restorative Conferencing and circles, Restorative plans and agreements TARGETED: Problem-Solving Circles, peer mediation, restorative chats UNIVERSAL: Daily community circle, student-led norms/rules, teaching SEL skills, Restorative language (affective questions and statements), effort toward building relationships, check-in/check-out
This week's conversation topic is discussing COVID-19 in a structured and safe process known as circles. The RJP,Inc. team has come together in virtual solidarity to offer 5 circle prep sheets for your families at home. Circle Sheets 1-4 may be used for all ages, and circle sheet 5 is geared to children under 5.
A larger group can meet in a large circle or a classroom circle to discuss issues, answer questions, solve problems, or offer feedback; facilitated by district staff including, but not limited to: teachers, principals/assistant principals, counselors and/or Restorative and Positive Practice Facilitators (RPPFs).
1. Sequential Restorative Circles: Sequential Restorative Circles. In sequential restorative circles, one person speaks at a time. The chance to speak moves around your circle in one direction. Structure your sequential restorative circles around topics or questions raised by your circle facilitator.
and community circles/restorative circles. Tier staff professional development based on staff needs. Classroom management and relationship-focused professional development should occur within Tier I core instructional practice for staff. School leaders should select professional learning materials and identify when
Participants form two circles, one inside the other. As the circles rotate in opposite directions, participants are faced with different colleagues who ask and respond to a series of questions. Pre-Work. Make a note of the questions and order in which you are going to ask them. Equipment and Layout. Sufficient floor space for circles of 6-20 ...