Teachers Attend Phillips Exeter Academy Humanities Institute

Tara Kneale, Chelsea Begg, Krista Grabher and Chad Senesac ’98 enjoyed a rich experience at Phillips Exeter Academy’s Humanities Institute in late June. Mornings were spent around Harkness tables practicing roles of student, teacher, observer. “This is very useful in helping us to reassess and further develop our individual approaches to Harkness pedagogy in our classrooms. Our discussions are based on a collection of readings — all related to the theme of “Growth” — curated by participating Exeter faculty,” said Mrs. Kneale. During the afternoon they attended various panels and lectures addressing many topics, including: diversity, learning differences, and trust-building at the table.