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Edutopia | How Learning Happens: Scaffolding Discussion Skills With a Socratic Circle


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


This video is part of Edutopia’s “How Learning Happens” series, which explores teaching practices grounded in the science of learning and human development.

Edutopia developed this series in collaboration with the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; with special thanks to the Science of Learning and Development Initiative, Turnaround for ChildrenLearning Policy InstituteAmerican Institutes for Research, and EducationCounsel.

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