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
- Patrick Cook-Deegan outlines Seven Ways to Make High School More Purposeful and Four Way to Help Teens Find Purpose through experiential education published by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Center.
- 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
- David Brooks has also been writing about the importance of character education, inner education, and rethinking education including: The Moral Bucket List and Putting Grit in its Place
- 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
- Never Lost website built for the Exploratorium, which has several videos of navigators recounting stories, among other inspiring and interactive content
- “The Secrets of the Wave Pilots,” a New York Times article by Kim Tingley detailing the navigation techniques used in the Marshall Islands.
- "The Soft, Warm, Wet Technology of Native Oceania" explains the history and how-to’s of navigation - a great intro article.
- PBS special/documentary on Micronesian Navigator and grandfather of the revival of wayfinding Mau Piailug
- Hawaiki Rising, Sam Low