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Friday, 19 December 2014 19:42

The Art of Hosting

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At the 2014 American Evaluation Association (AEA) conference, I attended a dynamic session on "The Art of Hosting," with Rita S Fierro of Fierro Consulting and Alissa Schwartz of Solid Fire Consulting. The concept was new to me, and after one workshop I'm certainly not an expert, but the idea…
"For the future, it's vital to rethink the dynamic relationshipsbetween heart and mind within human consciousness andtheir essential place in the education of all our students." —Sir Ken Robinson, PH.D., author, speaker and leaderin the development of education, creativity and innovation In conjunction with academic learning, social emotional learning (SEL)…
Friday, 12 December 2014 15:29

3 Questions for Confused Students

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Existentialism. I'm fascinated by that topic. I'm a big picture guy who talking about the details is like being attacked by a soul-stealing dragon. But get me on the big picture, and there's light in my eyes and passion that keeps me going for hours. A lot of us are…
Asia Society and BOOST Collaborative are partnering to create a series of blogs on global learning in out-of-school time. Community organizations incorporate global learning into their afterschool programs in a number of ways. Here, Asia Society's Heather Loewecke interviews Katie Aylwin and Amanda Wells from WHEDco, an organization committed to…
Asia Society and BOOST Collaborative are partnering to create a series of blogs on global learning in out-of-school time.  Across the country, afterschool programs are looking at global learning as an approach to engage youth, enhance quality, and advocate for the value of learning beyond school. Alexis Menten, Executive Director,…
There are many strategies used for improving behavior in children with autism and special needs that include: visual aides to foster communication and understanding, sensory activities to support sensory needs and token/reward systems to increase desired behaviors and decrease undesired behaviors. These strategies, if implemented consistently can be highly effective…
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 15:44

When We Awaken

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For some reason lately I've been thinking about those moments that awaken us in some way—moments that either subtly or profoundly affect the way we interact with the world. Some of those moments are earth-shattering, like the first time Loss comes up and punches you squarely in the face. (For me,…
"The paradox of education is precisely this – that as one begins to become conscious, one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated. The purpose of education, finally, is to create in a person the ability to look at the world for himself, to make his…
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