Once the questions are asked, the next skill is to listen openly without an agenda and without judgment. This can be extremely challenging but it is where the fun really begins. I hope you’ll share your tips and stories, too.
After he left he texted Heather Staker who was touring the nation speaking on blended learning and said: “I see why you moved your children here.” I hold the highest esteem for Heather and Michael’s work.
Each week the guides at Acton are focusing on one Socratic skill. Last week we focused on “being concise.” This week we chose “listening openly.”
Middle School is where young people rapidly start owning their education. Middle school is the perfect time to develop intellect and character while gaining a deeper sense of self and the real world. Students have a broad palette of topics to study and pair in-depth academic exploration with real-world connections to experts and local apprenticeships. Middle School is about deepening a passion for individual subjects while broadening your understanding of yourself and your future.