The following statements combined together reflect the philosophy of Socratic Seminars International in teaching and working with both students and adults.
10% of what we read
20% of what we hear
30% of what we see
50% of what we both see and hear
70 % of what is discussed with others
80% of what is experienced personally
95 % of what we teach to someone else.
- William Glasser
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