AVID students at Stout Middle School are practicing Socratic Seminars. The linked video (below) captures a Socratic Seminar based on an article claiming all students should have paid employment while going to school.
Socratic Seminars are structured, collaborative dialogues, focusing on a common text or resource. Students prepare for the dialogue by analyzing the text and preparing questions to spur the discussion. This strategy provides a format for students to practice skills in critical thinking, reading, and inquiry, as they participate in the inquiry-based dialogue.