YMB #32 Socratic Discussion and Leading to Truth: A Conversation with Matt Bianco


Over 2000 years ago Socrates used questioning techniques with his students to help lead them to truth. Today, homeschoolers are interested in using the same techniques for the same purpose — but they wonder how exactly to do it.

This week on the podcast Matt Bianco, Classical homeschooling dad and director of the Lost Tools of Writing for the Circe Institute joins us to explain what Socratic questioning is, why we would want to use it, and how to implement it in our Morning Time.

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  • Amy Bare says:

    This was so helpful! I would be interested in the Deb Harris talk he referenced several times. Is there a way to get the link for it?

  • Matt Bianco says:

    I think it is this talk: https://www.circeinstitute.org/store/2014-regional-conference/using-mind-service-truth. If it isn’t that one, then it is the other talk she gave at the 2014 CiRCE Mid-West Regional Conference.

    • Dawn Garrett says:

      Thanks, Matt! -Dawn Garrett, Community Care Coordinator

    • Holly B says:

      Will this give sample questions that I can apply to various subjects? Or at least guide me in forming my own questions?

  • Danielle Hardy says:

    Thanks you both! For where I am right now in our homeschool this was by far the most helpful episode. I am looking forward to implementing more Socratic discussion across the board with my various aged kids. Keep up the good work and sharing!

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