Welcome to Heads Up, a blogging experiment that aims to:
- connect the people, parts, and principles of Durham Academy;
- share ideas about learning and human development;
- spotlight a few of the many wondrous things I get to see every day at Durham Academy.
Thanks for reading the posts below — and sending news, links and ideas worth sharing.
Michael Ulku-Steiner, Head of School
In 51 days (God willing and the creek don’t rise), I will hand signed high school diplomas to one hundred Durham Academy Seniors. Above are the faces of the last dozen members (alphabetically) of the class of 2016 – the last to move the tassels on their graduation caps and the last to leap magically from adolescence to adulthood.
The transition isn’t quite so distinct and dazzling, of course. But graduation is big. And our Seniors are wise – most certainly about the nuances of the student experience at DA.
For this reason, I sit down for fifteen minutes with each member of the graduating class. These hundred “Exit Interviews” give Seniors a chance to share their most candid impressions of their time at Durham Academy. The following questions (shared …
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