Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ode to Sand, Rocks, Dirt, Water, and Other Living Things

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We Make the World! Be Nice..

Now now children be nice. Is that nice? No that’s not nice. Now now children be nice…and be kind. Be kind because it feels good to be kind. Is that kind? Please be kind and nice so you can feel … Continue reading

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relish the spirit of childhood longer and play play play play play play

photo courtesy of the guardian The Progressive Education Network had its conference in Los Angeles this past October 2013. ¬†The theme of the conference was “Play Hard”. Educators gathered from across the country to share what is being learned about…

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Academic Pursuits of the Young

This ( the effort expressed in slideshow below) is not “just play”. This is the work that young people do, if given the chance, to add to their knowledge of the world and about other people. They learn to communicate … Continue reading

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Beating Black Children and the Legacy of Slavery

A cultural perspective… http://www.laprogressive.com/beating-black-children/?utm_source=LA%20Progressive%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=8169be148c-LAP_News_17April12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9f184a8aad-8169be148c-271711877

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Natural Born Learners Don’t Need Math?

“Kids don’t need to learn math if they are not interested in it…” Wow thats courageous to say..kids don’t need to learn math. Not sure I am in complete and utter agreement with that…unless we are talking about math programs … Continue reading

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Teaching in the Schools of Ferguson, Missouri

from the Diane Ravitch Blog..a teacher from Ferguson writes…. Teaching in the Schools of Ferguson, Missouri.

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Reggio, Rights, Reality and Beauty

Reggio practice is a wonderfully holistic model that has flowed from theory, experience, practice and reflection. I love that it values collaboration, projects and natural light, and goes beyond children’s needs into children’s rights… and that conflict is embraced as … Continue reading

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Cutting Edge School Renovation for Sparkling Brains

Growing veggies, raising chickens, and planting an orchard at Odyssey Charter ..K-12. Now this is modern and extremely relevant isn’t it? This is what we know young people need to nurture and grow those gorgeous sparkling brains with….. A cutting … Continue reading

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If You Are Looking for a School that Fits….

If you are looking for a truly progressive ¬†school for you and your child…..check out the environment and check in with yourself to see how you are feeling in the space… In order to implement cutting edge teaching practice , … Continue reading

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