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Interview with Jim Rietmulder, author of When Kids Rule the School

by: Sara on 07/05/2019

In today's blog post we speak to Jim Rietmulder, author of When Kids Rule the School: The Power and Promise of Democratic Education. Jim is a founding staff member at The Circle School in Harrisburg, PA, a pioneering democratic school. Look for our winning giveaway question at the end of the post!

What first drew you to democratic schooling?

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Interview with Jon Steinman, author of Grocery Story

by: Sara on 06/20/2019

In today's blog interview we speak with Jon Steinman, author of Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-op in the Age of Grocery Giants. 

Jon is currently on his book tour visiting 130 food co-ops and counting across Canada and the US.

This is more than just a book tour." says Steinman, "It's a rallying together and celebrating of the power of people …

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Interview with the author of The School Garden Curriculum, Kaci Rae Christopher

by: Sara on 05/24/2019

Today we speak with Kaci Rae Christopher, the author of The School Garden Curriculum: An Integrated K-8 Guide for Discovering Science, Ecology, and Whole-Systems Thinking.

Kaci Rae is the volunteer Farm and Garden Educator for Oregon's Redband Ranch. She was previously the School Garden Coordinator for the Springwater Environmental Sciences School, …

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Making Meetings Easy-Democratic Rules of Order

by: Sara on 05/14/2019

I feel safe in assuming that the majority of people reading this have attended a meeting or two in their lifetime, and will probably attend many more. Many of these meeting are conducted using Roberts Rules of Order as their guiding principles in conducting a democratic meeting. Robert's Rules were originally written as a parliamentary procedure …

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Interview with Mari Swingle, author of i-Minds

by: Sara on 05/10/2019

Today we speak with Mari Swingle, author of i-Minds: 2nd edition:How and Why Constant Connectivity is Rewiring Our Brains and What to Do About it

Dr. Swingle is a practicing therapist, researcher, and author who has been working in the fields of mental health and education for over 25 years. She is a known expert on the effects of i-technology …

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