The Socratic method is an excellent tool for teaching kids how to think independently and defend their thoughts. Though I'm not sure Michael Strong and I share the same world view, he makes good points about the need for Socratic method in education and how it can effect society.

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Socratic Method - Dialectics - Plato's APOLOGY of Socrates

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Do you want to start doing Socratic seminars in your classroom? "The Lorax" Socratic Seminar is a perfect way to introduce the Socratic method to your students! Students will engage in higher-level thinking and improve listening and speaking skills during this common-core supported activity. "The Lorax" socratic seminar is very flexible, therefore it can be used with almost any grade level!

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