Thaden School’s Response to COVID-19

Director's Corner

The Promise of Student-Centered Education
December 18, 2020

“Just give me what I need to get an A,” a student said to me almost a decade ago about her expectations of her education. In some respects, she was right. Performance measures matter. However, learning approached (by teacher or student) as a mechanistic process risks shortchanging student growth.

Supporting Adolescents’ Emerging Agency
November 18, 2020

The American philosopher Mortimer Adler once said: “The ultimate end of education is happiness.” This sounds much simpler than it is in practice.