Mr. Day lead a soiree this week on religion for Washington Latin teachers at Ms. Smith’s house. Mr. Day, an upper school English teacher, has a graduate degree in religion and also teaches the Comparative Religions elective. He organized teachers into a discussion using elements of the Harkness Method, which he studied this summer at a teacher program at Phillips Exeter Academy, in New Hampshire.  Ms. Smith hosts regular soirees to discuss pertinent and philosophical issues that relate to the classical tradition, to allow teachers to examine a complex text and hold a Socratic discussion, mirroring some of the activities we have in our classroom.