FaceTime: a virtual classroom

FaceTime: a virtual classroom

Attending Harvard-Westlake while managing a disability is difficult, but the school can make the lives of these students easier in establishing a FaceTime program for students to attend class remotely. Although the Upper School takes pride in maintaining an academically rigorous environment, as it should, this intellectual rigor can often become too competitive or overbearing. […]

A case for more classroom collaboration

A case for more classroom collaboration

Every day I sit down at my desk in classes full of leaders and intellectuals, each having accomplished notable academic achievements. By the time we reach senior year, we’ve become masters of memorization, writing and analysis. That is, of course, the benefit of a Harvard-Westlake education. Upon graduation, we will all be prepared for the […]

Being considerate in the classroom

Being considerate in the classroom

“Harvard-Westlake is a diverse and inclusive community.” Many would argue for an amendment to this famous line of our school’s mission statement — “Harvard-Westlake is supposed to be a diverse and inclusive community.” Whatever your opinion may be, there’s an aspect to this that I, at least, haven’t heard anyone address, from Mr. Commons to […]