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
This week DA students learn their teachers for the coming year. In the Pre and Lower Schools, where teachers are goddesses and gods, these assignments can evoke the work of the Hogwarts Sorting Hat. In the Middle School, where advisory groups eat lunch together each day, news about advisor placement will be lighting up Instagram. In the Upper School, where nearly every student has a unique combination of courses, the news will break in more individuated ways – but the excitement will be just as keen.
In 2015-15, seven new electives will expand the already rich and varied Upper School curriculum, one that already includes electives like Epidemiology, Gothic Literature, Economics, and Forensic Science. Below are the new course previews, soon to be polished and formalized in the Upper ……
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