# Help! DI for Gifted Students

Socratic Seminar Instructions

Strategy to use after students have a “good” working knowledge of a topic.

Good for cluster groups within the classroom of 10-12 students.

1. Explain the rules of discussion to the students.

2. Ask an open ended question. For examples, see pp. 141-143.

3. Wait for 1-2 minutes for someone to reply to the
question. If no one responds after 2 minutes or so, tell students
they may talk quietly to **one** other person to generate
ideas.

4. After the discussion has concluded, allow for time for students to reflect on the process.

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