Harkness Teaching Workshop for Teachers

Enrich your practice. Sharpen your skills. Experience the power of Harkness teaching.

This workshop is designed to equip experienced teachers with the tools, knowledge, and approach necessary to successfully implement the Harkness pedagogy in your classroom.

Expert faculty. Teachers from the Lawrenceville School are joined by practitioners from public middle and high schools, as well as independent day schools. Our facilitators can discuss implementation across disciplines and in a variety of school settings.

Discipline-specific instruction. Harkness pedagogy looks different across disciplines. In addition to the general sessions, we offer three specific tracks: Science, Math, and Humanities.

2020 Harkness Teaching Workshop

Workshop Sessions

WEDNESDAY (1:30 - 6:00 p.m.)
  • Why Adopt Harkness?
  • Student Demonstration
  • The research and experience supporting teacher-designed, student-driven learning.
THURSDAY (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
  • Harkness in Action I: Participants Driving Their Own Learning
  • Harkness Mechanics I: Feedback Facilitating Breakthroughs / Scoring Student Citizenship
  • Harkness in Action II: Humanities, Science, and Math activities (choose one)
FRIDAY (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
  • Harkness Mechanics II: Tracking Participation and Preparation
  • Harkness in Action III: Students Conferring to Construct Complex Understanding
  • Harkness Mechanics III: Practicing Trouble-Shooting
  • Concluding Discussion: Goals, Resources, Ongoing Development

To Be Held Virtually in early December 2020


Professional Development Credit Available
Questions? Please call (609) 620-6683.
Through House and Harkness, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose.  Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.