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“In the U.S., millions of middle and high school students attend schools that don’t match the reality of their lives. By their teenage years, young people should be solving complex problems, thinking critically about tough concepts, and communicating their ideas effectively. Yet, our schools are organized to be lecture-based, encouraging students to simply memorize facts and follow rules."
“As a teenager, I remember feeling disengaged from high school. I was a passionate learner, always reading books and interested in learning about the world around me, but when I entered my classrooms, I sometimes felt a stunning disconnect….Watching our new Deeper Learning series, I’m transported back to that high school experience where I was empowered to pursue learning that mattered to me. The series is rich with impressive teaching practices and innovative school models, but the kids are the “proof of impact” of these approaches.'”
“In this video series, discover how Summit Public Schools, with the help of technology, has redesigned its whole-school model to put student agency and self-direction at the center.”
“Harvard researchers Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine talk about what they discovered while studying nontraditional, innovative high schools, and what we can learn from the pockets of great work happening around the country.”
“But I learned best with my grandfather out on the farm, discussing machinery, the environment and the Second World War in which he fought…I became a teacher because I didn’t enjoy fixed learning and I wanted to change the experience for my students. I wanted them to have relationships with their learning”
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