12 Paideia Principles

Lesson Plan for Middle School Socratic Seminar:

This seminar plan focuses on a list of educational principles and culminates in an explanatory writing.

This seminar, designed for English and Language Arts classes in Middle School grades, guides students to explore the themes of Education, learning, Schooling, Teaching.

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Sample Socratic Seminar Questions

Socratic Seminar questions are designed to provoke creative and critical thinking. Sample discussion questions from this lesson plan include:

  • In principle #7, it refers to teachers coaching the skills of learning. Based on the text, what are the “skills of learning”?
  • • Refer to principle #2, “That, therefore, they [students] deserve the same quality of schooling, not just the same quantity.” What role do you play in determining the “quality” of schooling you receive?
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