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Communication Skills

Scaffolding Discussion Skills With a Socratic Circle

Students deepen their understanding and build a sense of community by engaging with their peers’ reasoned arguments.

November 16, 2018
George Lucas Educational Foundation

This video is part of our How Learning Happens series, which explores teaching practices grounded in the science of learning and human development.

Schools That Work

The Springfield Renaissance School

Public, Urban
Grades 6-12
Springfield, MA

Edutopia developed this series in collaboration with the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

For related information, please see the National Commission’s report “From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope.”

Special thanks to the Science of Learning and Development Initiative, Turnaround for Children, Learning Policy Institute, American Institutes for Research, and EducationCounsel.

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