There's a secret hidden in plain sight: school doesn't work for many, many students because, to a large extent, today’s schools were built for yesterday’s world. Schools still prioritize teaching over learning, conformity over agency, memorization over application, testing knowledge over using it, grading over growing, competition over collaboration, stress over engagement, the what over the why. What would happen, though, if we designed school with students and the future in mind? Every other Wednesday, parents, students, and fellow teachers should join Terry Dubow, Garet Libbey, and Julia Griffin as they interview experts, students, and educators, and explore ways to redesign school for changed world.
Lessons and Tips for a Remote Learning Winter
Now that it’s winter break, we all have a chance to take a breath and reflect a bit about the fall and just what we accomplished and what it asked of faculty, students, and families. And just in time because many schools will begin 2021 in remote...In...
Live Episode! Life and Justice at the Mastery School of Hawken
Recently, the Mastery School of Hawken hosted a virtual Open House that invited members of the community to learn more about the school, its values, and its ambitions. As a part of of the program, the ReDesigning School podcast hosted two sessions with...
What Schools Can Build by Teaching Architecture
As schools consider ways to redesign their approach and programming, they might want to investigate a field that likely does not appear in the established curriculum: architecture. While teaching architecture in high school is a rarity, it may actually...
How to Build Civil Civic Citizenship: A Conversation with Facing History and Ourselves
ReDesigning School is not a political podcast -- there are enough of those -- but a few days before the 2020 election, Terry Dubow and Garet Libbey sat down (virtually of course) with Laura Tavares, Program Director for Organizational Learning and...
We're Launched! -- Notes on Opening the Mastery School of Hawken
It's been a long time coming. The Mastery School of Hawken was a mere idea a few years ago, and now it's a thriving school with students, faculty, and an approach that upends how school generally works.
Opening School During a Pandemic
And we're back.Here at ReDesigning School, we've had our collective heads down for the past months, and now we're ready to look up. As have many in schools across the world, the Hawken administration and faculty have had to redesign just about every...
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Such an inspiring podcast! I’m a teacher at an independent school in Texas and have gotten so many good ideas from your podcasts. You all are making a huge impact with what you are doing—you are showing the rest of us that it can be done—and giving us real insight into how you are making it happen. Thank you!!
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Excellent podcast looking at issues in current instruction and investigating alternatives. Full of great anecdotes like the kid who ate his paper after getting an 89%.