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January 7, 2021

Student Voice: Benjamin '23 - The Benefits of Seminar Classes

This week, our student blogger, Benjamin W., talks about his experience with our high school seminar classes.

When you think of a classroom, what comes to mind? Many people imagine a class with students sitting in rows, watching a teacher at the front of the classroom leading the class. The students are sitting silently, and respectfully, occasionally raising hands to answer questions posed by the teacher, who may be lecturing.

That is exactly what a seminar class does not look like. Yes, you read that correctly. Seminar. Discussion-based classes usually only appear in college, but I’ve had the privilege of participating in a few history or English seminar classes in high school. The typical class revolves around a student-led discussion. Students do not raise hands to speak. They are trusted to speak at appropriate times: when they have a point to make and someone else has finished speaking.

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March 12, 2020

Student Spotlight: Benjamin W.: Let’s Go, Nats!

Today's blog is by freshman Benjamin W., who has a passion for the Washington Nationals baseball team. Thanks for sharing a little more about your interest outside of school and how you spread that passion inside of school, as well. 

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