I met author Seán Ó Nualláin at the Foundations of Mind conference Seán that organized and facilitated in Berkeley in February 2014. The first Foundations of Mind conference took place in 1995 in Sheffield, England, with other past conferences taking place in Dublin, Ireland, and this marks the first year that these conferences have taken place in the United States. […]
At least not of the traditional, compulsory, watch-the-clock-until-the-bell-rings kind. As a growing movement of unschoolers believe, a steady diet of standardized testing and indoor inactivity is choking the creativity right out of our kids. The alternative: set ‘em free.
If you can come up with a solution to a small problem there’s a much better chance you’ll actually be able to get it done. if you can peel off a small piece of a problem and then someone else peels off another small piece and you add them up, you’re constantly working toward a better place. Example: education reform
If you can teach more children to believe in themselves and speak their truth, what a wonderful world this will be! In this video clip, first-grade teacher Vicki Savini, (author of Ignite the Light) talks about empowering children at a young age about affirmations, mirror work, yoga, meditation and self-esteem, so they can have the tools they’ll need as they grow older to be their absolute best!
Everybody talks a lot. It’s one of the most frequent things we as human beings do. We need it to communicate. People do it for entertainment. Just because we all do it all the time doesn’t mean we have perfected the craft. Here are a bunch of common words everyone uses but most use incorrectly.
By Omar Cherif I always knew that being trilingual is helpful in writing and in communication in general. Other than thinking in different languages, the ability to word your thoughts in a variety of ways, and having a wider vocabulary to choose from there are also some other benefits. Something happened lately which reminded me […]
Alexis Brooks interviews one of the top researchers in dreams, Dr. Henry Reed to discuss the process of “constructive dreaming.” Dream researcher Henry Reed is called “The Father of the Dreamwork Movement,” and for good reason! Reed’s many years of research not only led to his overcoming some of his personal struggles but has literally […]
The Common Core educational initiative, according to its official website, strives to provide “a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.” Its critics, however, see it very differently. This opposition, led by professors of education, mathematicians, former members of the Department of Education, the largest teachers’ union in the country, and countless other professionals, is seeking to derail this educational agenda before it can fully take over schools across the United States. Why are these groups opposed to Common Core, and what is Common Core’s real purpose? Find out more in this week’s BoilingFrogsPost.com Eyeopener report with James Corbett.
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In this short talk, Seung Chan Lim (Slim) shares two stories from research he conducted at the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University on what it means to “make something,” how it works as a creative process, and why it matters to our lives. The stories illustrate how humility and courage help artists develop their empathy in relation to the “others” they interact with in the creative process.
Do current teaching methods rob children of the joy of reading? Some common practices may be developmentally inappropriate for young children.
What factor reconciles the needs of different nations while sharing the earth’s resources in an ecologically sound manner? The balancing factor is higher knowledge or knowledge that is spiritual in nature and tied to our collective higher destiny. It must be added to the mix and used with our other capacities to find solutions. Higher knowledge will not replace common sense, experience, hard work or economic imperative. That is not its function. It is an added capacity which integrates and works alongside others.
Chris Hedges Speaks in support of the NOW BANNED “Students for Justice in Palestine” chapter at Northeastern University.
Life felt eerie for teachers at Seattle’s Garfield High in the days following their unanimous declaration of rebellion last winter against standardized testing. Their historic press conference, held on a Thursday, had captured the attention of national TV and print media. But by midday Monday, they still hadn’t heard a word from their own school district’s leadership. Then an email from Superintendent José Banda hit their in-boxes. Compared with a starker threat issued a week later, with warnings of 10-day unpaid suspensions, this note was softly worded. But its message was clear: a teacher boycott of the district’s most-hated test—the MAP, short for Measures of Academic Progress—was intolerable. Jittery teachers had little time to digest the implications before the lunch bell sounded, accompanied by an announcement over the intercom: a Florida teacher had ordered them a stack of hot pizzas, as a gesture of solidarity…