Our Philosophy

The following statements combined together reflect the philosophy of Socratic Seminars International in teaching and working with both students and adults.

We Learn….
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

Upcoming Workshops

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • March 16, 2017
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • Temple University Center City, Room 222
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  • San Antonio, TX
  • April 12, 2017
  • Socratic Seminar Introductory Level 1 Workshop
  • El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel
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