At Hawken, we’ve been  ReDesigning High School  for years now. Take a look at what our students and teachers have to say about how it feels to do school differently.

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January 13, 2020

Creativity is a Muscle: Lessons from our Intensive

How do we bring the creativity conversation down to earth and support all students in developing this essential disposition? 
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October 25, 2019

Student Voices and Human Rights

How do we get 14 and 15 year olds to understand and care about human rights issues that might seem distant? How do we lead them to consider what does…
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August 13, 2019

Journalism as an Act of Bravery and Hope

This investigative project left me with my own investigation. Mine was about growth -- as in how to encourage it and how to seek it for myself.  As school begins…
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June 10, 2019

From Stonewall to Pride: An Exploration of Modern Queer Identity

The goal of student-centered education is not simply to let a particular student's particular interest guide learning but also...
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January 10, 2019

Audience Matters: A Lesson from Spanish 4 Honors

Sometimes, a simple change in the design of a project can make all the difference. Case in point, Rachel Mullen’s Spanish 4 Honors class which took a familiar exercise...
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January 10, 2019

Empathy as a Key to Growth: A Lesson from the Homelessness Intensive

No one doubts the value of learning content. We all need to increase our knowledge in order to increase our skillsets. Content knowledge matters a lot more, though, when we...
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December 17, 2018

Real World Problem Solving: A Lesson from Engineering

Engineering is a 3-credit honors course in which students learn the engineering process by tackling real engineering design problems in teams and presenting their solutions to expert engineers and clients.

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