Cadets in Ms. Blakely’s World History class held a Socratic Seminar after reading excerpts from The Prince. The main topic for cadets to defend or oppose was “is it better to be feared than loved?” Cadets used their notes from the reading and accountable talk to discuss the topic and stimulate critical thinking within the peer group.
The cadets did an excellent job not only defending their positions on the topics, however, opposing other cadets’ opinions with respect and facts. This exercise reiterates MMA’s focus on developing character and leadership in each and every cadet with respect for others. Our cadets learn how to think critically while being able to support debate topics with facts and grace. It’s part of the experiential learning model that MMA exemplifies in all our teachers do.
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