August 20, 2016

*Some names have been changed to protect the innocent.

Julia Penman* has been a teacher for 5 years in her local public school district and this is her last year.

“I just can’t do it anymore.” says Penman.

“The parents hate the schools, the schools are failing the student...

August 1, 2016

For the past two months I have met with over 50 educators and professionals from a diverse range of specialties.

These meetings were often informal, over coffee or tea, and intensely personal.

My aim was to get to know each individual outside of the rigid structure often...

July 14, 2016

Community engagement is an integral piece of place based education*.

We set out to form our Eco-Collective** right away, aggressively recruiting community partners to host teaching gardens and farms that our students could cultivate. The response was incredible and our...

July 8, 2016

We came upon the school, quite accidentally, while exploring historic homes on a South Miami street mystically shaded by the arms of Giant Banyan trees. We made a turn and voila! - there it was. The school was everything we thought we wanted: an hour a day of gymnastic...

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