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Veterans Help Save the Boundary Waters After it Saved Them

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
Garett Reppenhagen

To our military veterans, the Boundary Waters is a place where the land and country they fought for provides healing. No one better illustrates this than Erik Packard, an army veteran who served two tours in Iraq.

Educating for Democracy: Cutting Their Feet to Fit Your Shoes

Joel Shatzky | Posted 10.01.2016 | Home
Joel Shatzky

How long is it going to be before the American public understands what learning and teaching really mean and how students really learn? The traditional classroom routine is broken.

Secrets of a Career Climb: Make Shit Happen, Deal When It Does

Jim Treacy | Posted 05.31.2016 | Home
Jim Treacy

Embrace your scars. When you have something to offer you'll be sought. The person who wants something least holds the stronger position. Living the dream is never giving in to adversity -- hold ground, then bounce back.

The Comfort of Cocooning

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 12.11.2014 | Home
Fran Moreland Johns

Who among us didn't spend at least a part of childhood huddled under a blanket-covered card table with a good friend or a good book? Or snuggled, three or four at a time, into a one-person tent in the rain?

The Power of Love in Business: Lessons From a Dogsledding Expedition

Lydia Davey | Posted 05.04.2014 | Home
Lydia Davey

Applying love in business has freed me to release my grip on knowledge, and to share it without reserve. It has enabled me to work on behalf of my clients, instead of simply for them.

9 20-Something Myths That Will Stall Your Career

LearnVest | Posted 09.02.2013 | Home

If you're putting off starting your life... don't. It's time to start making deliberate choices in your job, your city and even your love life to set yourself up for the life you want in your 30s.

The Having of Wonderful Ideas

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 08.31.2013 | Home
Tom Vander Ark

EL schools focus on learning targets and use a mastery-based grading system with 1-4 scoring. They use checkpoints along the way to scaffold students to mastery.

Inward Bound: Summer Camp for Adults (and Joyful Hippies, Curmudgeon-y Tech Addicts and Wonderful Weirdos)

Hillary Kaylor | Posted 08.24.2013 | Home
Hillary Kaylor

There's too much philosophically to speak of in terms of the backlash to this wondrous world of technology that has saved us in so many ways and may very well be destroying us in others.

Why Short-term Decisions Won't Help Us in the Long Run

Eduardo Balarezo | Posted 04.14.2013 | Home
Eduardo Balarezo

We began this journey to ensure that another Lonesome George situation does not happen again. We believe every one of us has the power within to shift to long-term thinking while making systemic, replicable, and sustainable changes within our own communities.

Robin Gibb Of Bee Gees Remembered For Giving Back

Posted 05.21.2012 | Home

Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees is remembered for using his voice to raise awareness for a number of causes. The group's singer and co-founder, who die...

Into the Woods: The Noah Pippin Case

Stacy Bare | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Stacy Bare

Noah Pippin, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and our war in Iraq, went out into the woods and did not come back.

Why Your Brilliant Child Didn't Get Into The Ivies

J.D. Rothman | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
J.D. Rothman

These new Ivy rejects are far from slackers. They're incredible kids with impressive resumes -- 2,350+ SATs, straight As in their 16 APs, debate champions, flute soloists and MVPs.

Bragging Rights: Earning Summer Credit for Enrichment

Meg Campbell | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home
Meg Campbell

Our Expeditionary Learning school has a unique graduation requirement: 2 summer credits earned in programs or work we approve. Affluent parents tak...

What's Your Intention This School Year?

Meg Campbell | Posted 10.30.2011 | Home
Meg Campbell

Intentions are a powerful way to launch the school year. As with the best ideas in any good school, this one came from a teacher.

Yes, I Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro

Tina Sloan | Posted 10.18.2011 | Home
Tina Sloan

What were you thinking? Mount Kilimanjaro? I wasn't even sure where Mount Kilimanjaro was.

Inside Lies Magic: Investing Time in June for Planning for Next Year

Meg Campbell | Posted 09.06.2011 | Home
Meg Campbell

Finland's public education system is enjoying a great deal of attention these days. One characteristic worth emulating is how much time they give teachers to plan and work together.

Avoid Clichés Like the Plague

Richard Bangs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard Bangs

What makes the use of clichés so irresistible is that everybody uses them. Most of us have a natural desire to fit in, so we cannot resist using them as well; or, we often do not even recognize them.

Best School Moments

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Tom Vander Ark

There's nothing more thrilling than watching a first grader string sounds and words together and then beam with pride and understanding, "I'm reading!"

So Out It's In: Unwashed Hair

Lindsay Mannering | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lindsay Mannering

Most female morning routines usually go something like this: brush teeth, take shower, wash hair, dry hair, style hair. Mine goes something like this...