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Patrick Cook-Deegan

Patrick Cook-Deegan

 

Patrick Cook-Deegan is a lecturer at Stanford University and co-director of Project Wayfinder. Patrick was a 2015-2016 education innovation fellow at Stanford’s d.school, graduate of Brown University, and former Fulbright Scholar.

 
 
  

Stories by Patrick Cook-Deegan

Articles: Five Tips for Teaching Advisory Classes at Your School

By Patrick Cook-Deegan | April 6, 2017

Advisory programs, which are common in non-traditional schools, could help students improve their relationships and prepare for life outside school.

 

Articles: Seven Ways to Help High Schoolers Find Purpose

By Patrick Cook-Deegan | January 11, 2016

Many students go through high school bored and unengaged. Patrick Cook-Deegan explains what a purpose-driven curriculum would look like.

 

Articles: How to Help Teens Find Purpose

By Patrick Cook-Deegan | April 16, 2015

Teens are naturally driven to seek new experiences—and that may be the key to helping them develop a sense of purpose in life.

 
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Articles: How to Forge a Mentoring Relationship

By Patrick Cook-Deegan | February 17, 2015

Intergenerational mentoring carries many benefits, but it's becoming more and more rare. Here are some tips for renewing an age-old practice.

 

Articles: Eight Tips for Teaching Mindfulness in High School

By Patrick Cook-Deegan | August 11, 2014

A mindfulness teacher shares what he's learned about teaching moment-to-moment awareness to teenagers.

 

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