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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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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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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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Joel Solomon and the Clean Money Revolution

by: EJ on 04/10/2019

Joel Solomon, author of The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism, explains why wealth managers need to expand their mandate and how those of us with "more than enough" have a responsibility to discuss values and demand clear explanations about how that money is working in the world and to what end.

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