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Harwood students Interviewed for the ACT Newsletter:Students Talk About Using Classroom Dialogue as a Student Centered Method of Teaching

Harwood students  Evan Beaulieu and Kaia Cormier led Socratic Dialogues  for  adults at the Association for Constructivist Teaching in Houston, Texas. Click on this link below and scroll down to page 5 to see this interview with these amazing young  people as they  talk about serving as facilitators for classroom and community dialogue.     … Continue reading Harwood students Interviewed for the ACT Newsletter:Students Talk About Using Classroom Dialogue as a Student Centered Method of Teaching

Reflections On Teaching And Learning In Socratic Harkness Classes

During Visits to Harkness Classrooms at Phillips Exeter Academy and Lawrenceville School, I made careful notes as to the types of comments students and teachers made during the class. Take a look below and what do you notice? (Every comment from a teacher was a question. Students posed questions- and also expressions of frustration as … Continue reading Reflections On Teaching And Learning In Socratic Harkness Classes

Socratic Dialogue and the Three R’s in an Off Campus Program

Teachers who deal with struggling students every day know how critical the Three R’s are   to build student engagement in the classroom. These Three R’s: Relationships Relevance and Rigor are the foundation for deep and authentic learning. What better way to do this than to engage in Socratic dialogue in the classroom ? Alex Rawson … Continue reading Socratic Dialogue and the Three R’s in an Off Campus Program