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Take the Holidays Outside with these Family Activities

by: Sara on 12/02/2019

We have all heard about, and hopefully experienced, the health benefits of the great outdoors, but when winter sets in it can be a bit more challenging to make the trek outside. But the effort is well worth it, especially during the busy holiday season, when kid energy and stress levels can run high.

So to help inspire you and your family into the …

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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 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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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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Cooperative Games and Activities for All Ages

by: Sara on 05/07/2019

Today's blog post is from Josette and Ba Luvmour, authors of Everyone Wins - Revised & Updated 3rd Edition: Cooperative Games and Activities for All AgesEveryone Wins is an easy to use, quick reference guide for everyone who cares for and about children, education, and the actualization of social well-being in a diverse range of environments.

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