“From Under Our Big Tree” Newsletter #16: Acorns Class (Ages 5 to 7)

Weekly Newsletter #16 – 5 to 7 Class “Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into an oak!”  ― George Bernard Shaw Growing Ideas Hello, hello, hello, I’ve made a point to use as little (modern) technology as possible this weekend so I’m …

“From Under Our Big Tree” Newsletter #15: The Redwoods Class (9 to 11)

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”  ― Rumi  Expanding Minds, Complex Topics What does it mean to engage in a process of acting upon empowerment, stepping into an innovative role in the world? Who deserves to be called a citizen? Are nine, ten …

“From Under Our Big Tree” NEWSLETTER (Week 20): Spotlight on Inquiry Based Learning

“It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom. Without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail.”  ― Albert …