Student-Led Research with Shane McCarty, PhD

“The headline is: students, when given the opportunity, can be scientists right now and have the capacity to produce something that could create change, right here and across the United States.” ~ Shane McCarty


Shane McCarty has taken on the challenge of transforming school-based learning. In a pilot class at his alma mater Yorktown High School, he worked with students in AP Psychology as they conceived, designed, conducted and analyzed their own surveys about school climate, mental health and social media. In four short weeks they got a taste of the complex weave of our social fabric. There was always another question to be asked…

It was a dream curiosity enterprise and I asked to tag along.

Listen to Choose to be Curious #61: Student-Led Research with Shane McCarty, PhD

Students across the country are already back or preparing to return to school right now. It seemed like the perfect time to pair Shane’s work at Yorktown High School with Anderson Escobar and Mariami Shengelia, formerly of Wakefield High School, and how curiosity helped paved their way as recent immigrants…

Listen to Curiosity to Go, Ep. 34: Back to School Special

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