Latin teacher Mr. Clausen hosted an afterschool “soiree” for teachers on the subject of Authority and Agency. Teachers meet regularly in these types of open-ended sessions to discuss a theme from their reading and how it can inform our classroom pedagogy. The discussion was based on teachers’ summer reading. Teachers evaluated different methods of enhancing student agency and sense of personal authority to help students become more active members of a school democracy, more thoughtful and involved in their own educations, and more self-aware and self-possessed in pursuing their academic goals.