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Experiential Learning

How a Change in Schools Transformed My ADHD Son's Educational Path

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 08.28.2014 | Education
Dean Dauphinais

If you have a child who struggles in public school because of a learning difference, please don't give up. Explore other options. Find an alternative school that will recognize your child's potential, maximize it, and allow them to achieve great things.

On Voracious Curiosity: Q&A with Ben Nelson, CEO of Minerva Project

Laura Cococcia | Posted 09.07.2014 | Education
Laura Cococcia

Two years ago, I had the privilege of attending TEDGlobal in Edinburgh, Scotland , which focused on the theme of "Radical Openness." Following a numbe...

Why Doesn't Anyone Want to Kiss Me?

Joan Hanawi | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Joan Hanawi

After spending a year living there, I found it second nature to lean in for a peck rather than extend a hand in greeting. Throughout my time in the country, this was just one of the many aspects of Ecuadorian culture that I not only cherished, but also quickly embraced as part of my daily routine.

Too Much Technology Is Bad for the Brain

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

I am not a Luddite and know quite well that technology can provide some important educational experiences. But I worry that slavish, uncritical devotion to technological gimmickry is shortchanging our students.

Why Mentoring Is About Being Real, Not Being Perfect

Annie Mais | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Annie Mais

Spend a minute thinking about the people who helped you get to where you are today--either in your career or life in general. Maybe it was that 8th grade history teacher who showed you pictures of exotic hummingbirds from her summer trip to Asia who made you believe you could travel the world just like her.

The 5 Rs Of Boosting Your Toddler's Vocabulary

Anjali Joshi | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

Kids who have a head start stay ahead of the game throughout their academic careers. Parents can contribute to bridging the word gap by actively engaging their infants and toddlers in literacy-boosting interactions.

Symbiotic Travel: A Yogic Eco-Immersion

Crawford Hill | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Crawford Hill

As an educator, I have long aspired to teach by turning students on to extreme, compelling storylines and whenever possible, fusing those with actual ...

Making Time for Children

Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn | Posted 05.31.2014 | Hawaii
Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn

On our trip to the Big Island, I couldn't have been more proud of our teachers who planned this special event. They truly understood what it meant to create child-centered, developmentally appropriate, experiential learning opportunities.

A New Kind of Family Vacation!

Crawford Hill | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel
Crawford Hill

What we are talking about is maximizing the diminishing opportunities we all have to be together as a multigenerational family in a unique and stimulating setting.

College Facilities As Living Laboratories for Sustainability

Lee Rasch | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Lee Rasch

Sustainable practices can be incorporated into a wide range of programs, from technician training to managing sustainable systems.

Isabella -- Given Pause by Eco-immersion at Age 13

Crawford Hill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Crawford Hill

In a world where those most privileged often tend more towards sybaritism than desiring to foster mutual benefit, we can all learn a lot from Isabella's attempts to repair one broken home, inspired by a far from ordinary trip abroad.

Expedition Mentality - Rehumanizing Your Approach

Crawford Hill | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
Crawford Hill

Our kinds of expeditions are about creating a comfortable environment even in challenging conditions - whether those conditions be physical, social or emotional. They are about probing far beyond the superficial level of virtually all ecotourism and creating opportunities for eco-immersion.

Finding Pace: Soaking Up The Three R's Of Experiential Travel

Crawford Hill | Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

Our charming village is nestled on a perfect two miles across semi-circle of a bay at the base of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, which by the time you reach Granada and the Alhambra soar to over 12,000 feet.

Why We Don't Need Facebook

Matthew Kertman | Posted 09.10.2013 | Media
Matthew Kertman

We rank cities on their overall quality of life and access to natural resources to help us decide if we want to live there. Why should we not also choose the manner and method with which we manage our relationships online?

Changing Financial Aid Could Save Students, and Taxpayers, Money: Testimony Before the House Education and the Workforce Committee

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Let's support policies that make sense. We can't be penny-wise and pound-foolish when it comes to higher education and creating a sensible path for the American people to reach their full potential.

Creating a Legacy of Passion-Driven Education

Startup Weekend | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
Startup Weekend

By Demi Wetzel, Culture Manager and Global Facilitator at Startup Weekend The United States is home to one of the most static education systems in t...

A 360-degree Approach to Teen Summer Service Travel

Crawford Hill | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

A true educator recognizes that the destination and the central experience are strong platforms, which can either be woefully under leveraged or embedded in a powerful experience for your child that is leveraged to the max. This is rare.

We Must Not Forget the Value of Learning by Doing

Kevin M. Ross | Posted 06.05.2013 | College
Kevin M. Ross

As much of the higher education industry continues to focus on the possibilities of MOOCs, we must be careful not to forget that learning by doing in real life situations brings a value that the online experience can not fully replace.

How Our Children Learn

Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | Parents
Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D.

Children know no boundaries. They are open to assimilating their experiences in a flash through a never-ending combination of instinct combined with fervent analysis and lack of inhibition.

The Most Important Skill You Have (But Are Probably Ignoring)

Edward Muzio | Posted 03.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Edward Muzio

We know that the key to positively influencing adult behavior lies in getting individuals to practice existing skills in novel contexts. Our solution, therefore, is simple: We must take our existing complex thinking and problem-solving skills and use them more often.

Hands Up If You Have Had Enough of Volunteering

Nigel Rayment | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business
Nigel Rayment

Retaining Gen Y employees is depending more on the blend of worthwhile work and access to community activity than the financial rewards being offered.

Cultural Immersion Through Those You Meet

Crawford Hill | Posted 02.10.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

Through eco-immersion, travelers see a place through local eyes and really own the experience in a powerfully personal way -- not your typical tourist experience, anywhere.

What Companies Can Learn From MBA Programs

Aaron Hurst | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

In a few years, we might find that pro bono opportunities are as common in corporate office buildings as on MBA campuses. That would be great news for employees and the nonprofits they would serve.

Habit #3: Holding Space

Willow Dea | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education
Willow Dea

One of the functional practicalities of cultivating embodied awareness is the ability to hold space as a teacher. Holding space is a delicate balance between sensing, feeling and action.

Why Boys Are Failing In An Educational System Stacked Against Them

Lori Day | Posted 08.27.2011 | Education
Lori Day

Educational experts proclaim that we have a crisis in the education of boys in this country. The media attention to this topic has been extensive, yet I do not see the systemic changes that are needed.