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Hawken teachers are equal part experts and investigators. Read their latest questions and discoveries about how best to educate students for an unscripted world.

Teachers are Furniture

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I think this is why students are so amazed to see their teachers walking down a sidewalk or shopping in the supermarket. It’s like finding your dining room table in someone else’s house. That would be weird. You would wonder how it got there. You wouldn’t be entirely sure how to talk about it…

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School Is Stupid: How I Became a Teacher

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When I was a teenager, I thought school was pretty stupid. I mean, I understood the general idea – school was supposed to provide me with an education, which meant that I would be able to know things and do things in the future based on the classes I was taking day-to-day. But I couldn’t imagine a world where I would need to know any of this stuff…

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But Is it Rigorous Enough?

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“She can’t go there. It’s not rigorous enough.” This was my wife’s verdict after we visited a potential daycare. At the time our daughter was three months old.“ You’ll make an excellent independent school parent,” I told her….

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Build a Better Box

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Over the past decade, I’ve witnessed students become increasingly stressed as their performance seems to carry more weight in determining a less predictable future…

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Success Stories

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A story you may have heard before: A traditionally great high school student goes to college. Student A took all of the AP classes she could cram into her schedule…

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