Progressive Education at HVA

Intrinsic Motivation

We challenge ourselves to ensure that our curriculum, instruction, assessment, and school culture practices are intrinsically motivating to students. That is, we want our students to be intrigued and consumed with the work we are asking them to do. We continually push ourselves to ensure that our units of study and our lessons are interesting and inspire students to care about the learning. Why does this matter? Because when students care about the quality of their work, they learn more deeply and push themselves to work harder.

The Progressive Education Institute

We are a community of educators and activists with a passion for progressive pedagogy and a commitment to social justice. We select graduate students who share our vision and are willing to put in the hard work to achieve it.