Summary: One aspect of the utopian classroom? Creating a classroom environment where our brilliant students are challenged through inquiry, problem solving, and reflection! In this session, participants will learn how to create this atmosphere of critical thinking through Socratic Seminars. Teachers will take away the knowledge of how to structure, implement, manage, and facilitate a successful Socratic Seminar. Teachers will participate in a mock Socratic Seminar to build their understanding of the mechanics of this powerful activity. Though the content and examples in this session will be primarily focused on Social Studies, the group will discuss how this same process can be modified for all content areas and adapted for their own classroom practice.