In Reggio-Emilia Inspired schools children are encouraged to interact with nature. Through encounters with the outside world, students are consciously and subconsciously taught their learning isn't limited to the school.

What Are Reggio Emilia Schools?

Did you know that only 43 percent of Americans say that they’re fond of the current mainstream K-12 schooling system? There’s no wonder why. Standard K-12 schools teach students bits of information by rote memorization while offering them little context read more

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When Pets Go To School

It is somewhat common to see pets in a preschool classroom although the incidence of such is diminishing with pressures rooted in liability and the emergence of corporate childcare centers. It’s far less likely to see pets in an elementary, read more

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Let’s Talk About “Back To School”

As parents, grandparents, students, teachers, and community leaders ready ourselves for another school year for our children, we should ask of our test and standards-driven schools around the country, “Is that all there is?” We all have the responsibility of read more

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Can Learning Be Made Real?

When exploring education options for children, parents often encounter words like progressive, experiential, and project-based. They wonder, what in the world this is about. Often the explanations are incomplete and lack tangible examples. Despite this, over coffee, at a dinner read more

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Exploration and Wondering

“Though we often see ourselves as separate from nature, humans are also part of that wildness.” Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods. Few people have spent time thinking about our disconnect from nature. In the field of education, this topic read more

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