BMS educators inspires students to find common ground in Socratic Seminar Activity

In Mrs. Lea Johnson's 7th-grade Socratic Seminar activity, students were helping one another understand the ideas, issues, and values reflected in two articles on Nationwide Dress Code Policy.

Schools Around the Country Face Criticism for Dress Code Policies

And a subsequent article about girls playing football.

Should Girls Be Allowed to Play High School Football?

Through this group-discussion format, students could participate in a conversation by asking and answering open-ended questions about the topic while practicing how to listen to one another, make meaning, and find common ground.

Pictured here is Kamryn O., who is posing the question, "Do you feel like girls (worldwide) are treated stricter than boys with dress code in schools?"