Megan Montgomery and her students have created a safe environment that allows for a colorful combination of academic and SEL skills to be facilitated. Mrs. Montgomery’s students are crafting Socratic Seminar questions and facilitating rich, rigorous and relevant discussions based on student choice topics and texts. Mrs. Montgomery encourages students to become facilitators and take an active lead in constructing meaning and understanding of the text, evidence and research.
Socratic Seminars are an instructional avenue for students to engage in a dialogue between and amongst students with a concerted effort to explore the underlying beliefs that shape the students views and opinions. The main goal of Socratic Seminar is to build a deeper understanding of texts and ideas through collaborative dialogue in the classroom.