Redesigning High Schools
“Bored to Death,” in the New Republic, captures the remarkable amount of boredom encountered by young people at our high schools. A great lens into a typical day at a high school.
This powerful article is by a veteran teacher who shadows a student at his high school for two days. This experience changes his whole outlook on what it means to experience being a high school student and the need for radically changing how students learn.
Re-designing American High Schools for the 21st Century, by Patrick Cook-Deegan in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, explains how we can use human-centered design, purpose learning, and the latest research on adolescent neuroscience to build better high schools for this century.
Overloaded and Underprepared, Denise Pope
Creativing Innovators, Tony Wagner
Most Likely to Succeed, Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith
Age of Opportunity, Laurence Steinberg
Emily Esfahani Smith, a writer for The Atlantic, recently has written a number of articles about meaning, and happiness including There’s More to Life Than Being Happy and Meaning is Healthier than Happiness
Man’s Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl
The Power of Meaning, Emily Esfahani Smith
Path to Purpose, William Damon
Purpose in Life, Kendall Cotton Bronk
Power of Purpose, Richard Leider
Polynesian Wayfinding + Navigating
“The Secrets of the Wave Pilots,” a New York Times article by Kim Tingley detailing the navigation techniques used in the Marshall Islands.
Hawaiki Rising, Sam Low