Too Much Time Online? by Robert Derby, director of technology
Why are teens spending so much time online? Tristan Harris, a former Google Design Ethicist, has been doing tremendous work demonstrating how online/social media companies are using "persuasive design" to cognitively trick us into spending more time on their sites. In fact, the (somewhat infamous) Stanford Persuasive Tech Lab is where much of these ideas come from; the students of the lab went on to work for Facebook, Instagram, Uber and Google.
After a rigorous audition process that spanned several months, including submitting a variety of cooking videos from home, Evan Estrada ’23 was selected to be a contestant on the reality cooking show MasterChef Junior Season 6 hosted by award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay on FOX. Recorded at the end of 2016, the show started airing in March 2018, and Evan advanced to the top seven!
Professional Growth Opportunities: A Year in Review
Middle Schoolers dropping tennis balls off the balcony is not a part of physical education, but rather they are calculating math problems, the vertical motion model to be exact. After attending the youcubed conference at Stanford University last year, the Middle School math department was so inspired that they immediately made shifts to the math curriculum when they returned to school. Then in the 2017–2018 academic year, they implemented a full course change.