Course Format

This is the Assignment File for our course based on the book, Think Like Socrates. It’s an independent book study that requires a written assignment for each chapter. This format is great for readers, those wanting a flexible course, or those using our coursebooks as part of a book club.

Our two newest courses, Technology in the Classroom and Inquiry in the Classroom, follow a different format. There is a required reading (coursebook), and two hands-on “project based” assignments. If you are interested in seeing a syllabus for one of these courses, drop us a line below. We’d be happy to hear from you.

About the Book Think Like Socrates:

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” –Socrates

Are the 4C’s of 21st century skills (communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking) similar to the ideas promoted 2500 years ago by Socrates? 2015 National Teacher of the Year, Shanna Peeples, sees the similarities and shows her readers how his ideas are as relevant today as ever.

In her book, Think Like Socrates: Using Questions to Invite Wonder and Empathy in the Classroom, Peeples explains why teachers need to invite student curiosity and inquiry into the classroom. She admits it may not be easy, though. To be successful in doing this, she explains, teachers must first look deeply into the culture of his/her own classroom. Her book offers advice and provides strategies to create a classroom climate that encourages curiosity, questioning and inquiry.

Her book highlights some of the best teachers in their respective fields (language arts, math, science, social studies, and fine arts) and shows how these teachers cultivate this climate and engage students. These chapters are filled with ideas, strategies, lesson plans, and resources that can be adapted for nearly all classrooms.

See reviews of the book at Amazon.com.