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2019 is barely a week old, yet everyone seems to be searching for the singular person, policy or program that can restore order and usher in the better world we seek. From the excitement over the looming presidential race (and the promise of a return to normalcy) to the anticipation of the pending Mueller report (and the vision of a president in handcuffs), we are hardwired to hope for the sweeping solution, the quick fix, the reset button.
In reality, life works differently. What if we started to work in closer accordance with life?
Reggio Emilia, a mid-sized city that sits roughly halfway between Milan and Bologna, is not your grandmother’s Italy.
For starters, it’s more hardscrabble than picturesque -- heavily graffitied, with streets and buildings that feel weathered and worn from everyday use. And although you’ll still find the charming clock tower, the cobblestone streets and the Renaissance-era churches in the city center, you’ll also find a city in which one out of five residents is not from Italy itself, but places as far-flung as Ghana and Nigeria, Morocco and Albania, Yemen and Syria.
This is what culturally-responsive education looks like (& requires) Posted on | by I’m so excited to share these powerful short films of teachers and of culturally-responsive education (along with a whole se6t of resources you can access at . They’re about race, and identity, and about the challenges of doing our best work. So I hope you’ll watch and share. This is the future of learning. This is how we change the story. Share this...50 Posted in Post navigation Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published.
At Blue School, the Learning is Alive (Literally) Posted on | by Gina Farrar is not your typical New York City school leader. For starters, she’s from the deep South — although any remnants of a Southern twang have long since disappeared. She’s also quiet and friendly — the sort of person who likes going to restaurants in the middle of the afternoon, or smiling at kids on the train. Then there’s her formal education: a double major in Dance and Mathematics, followed by a PhD in Psychology. Although this is where, if you follow the pattern, Gina Farrar’s career path starts to make sense.
I am so proud of our newest film for 180 Studio. At its most literal, A Little Piece of Something is a story about a public Montessori school in Memphis that is changing the way people think — about their community, about public education, and about the best way(s) to foster a healthy identity in young […]