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Cassidy Anguiano

The vision for Café-philo is to help provide a space for our high school students to engage in elevated conversation using the Socratic method.  We hope students will practice expressing  their own ideas and reactions in a respectful manner while enhancing their thinking on and understanding of democracy.

Format of Café-philo:  

  • A speaker presents a topic for the first 25-30 minutes
  • Students/teachers break into groups for dialogue and exploration of ideas about the matter which has been presented for the last 25 minutes

The goal will be to have a Café-philo time four times this year.  Grades 9&10 will meet together one week and then grades 11&12 together another week to keep our groups small enough for meaningful dialogue.  

Our first two Café-philo dialogues:

Monday, September 27th (grades 9&10)

Monday, October 4th (grades 11&12)