This article reports on a project where students participate in a multi-grade class that tackles big issues in life. Students are empowered to both lead the class and enter into discussions about timely topics important to teens including finding a sense of purpose. Source:
Claudia Wallace, The Hechinger Report, January 3, 2018Description:
The QUESTion Project, a semester-long elective designed to give adolescents a space in which to wrestle with big questions about who they are, where they are headed and what matters most in their journey through life. The three-year-old program, now offered is six public schools (five in New York CIty and one in Los Angeles) is part of a movement within a movement. In the past decade or so, a growing number of schools have adopted curricula on social and emotional learning, including an emphasis on growth mindsets (as defined by psychologist Carl Dweck of Stanford) and developing a stick-to-it quality called grit (as explored by Angela Duckworth of the University of Pennsylvania). The QUESTion Project and like-minded programs such as the Future Project and Project Wayfinders focus on something a little more abstract and. arguably, profound: finding a sense of purpose.Read the full article here!