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Experiential Learning Around the Globe, Francis Parker School, San Diego

If you followed my blog during the middle of February you had a chance to share in some of the remarkable learning experiences of a group of 14 high school students from Francis Parker School in San Diego on our two-week trip in the rural Philippines. My EdJourney last fall was about finding unique, innovative [...]

Following Tom Little on His Progressive Schools Tour

Hopefully those of you who followed my EdJourney around the country this fall are also following Tom Little, Head of Park Day School in Oakland, CA on his tour of the country as he visits progressive schools.  I found his blog via a tweet from Jonathan Martin, and just had a chance to catch up [...]

Follow Mini-EdJourney: Two Weeks in the Philippines!

On Saturday I will join with fourteen juniors and seniors from Francis Parker School and fly to Dumaguete City, on the island of Negros, 500 miles south of Manila in the Philippines.  By Monday we will be gazing down on the lowlands from high on the side of a volcano, hearing the stories of medieval [...]

Three Chances to Hear Big Lessons From EdJourney at NAIS/NBOA

If you will be attending NAIS/NBOA in Philadelphia this month; or please share with others at your school who are attending: I will be giving three sessions the week of Feb 25th, my first public reports on the principle findings of my EdJourney across the United States this fall, visiting 64 schools to find out [...]

New Course Breaking Ground at Public School; “Innovations” at Franklin Community HS, IN

While private and charter schools may provide many of the flexible proving grounds for the brushfires of innovation, traditional public schools, which at least for now represent 90% of education in America, will be the field on which we succeed or fail. So it was great to meet up via phone yesterday with teacher Don [...]

Final Video Interview from #EdJourney; Thanks Bo Adams and Unboundary!

Many of you have followed along on my trip around the country, and it would not have been as well articulated without the weekly video catch-ups with Bo Adams of Unboundary along the way.  We did the final episode last Friday, unfortunately just as the news from Newton was coming out.  But after a moment [...]

Questions, Optimism via Mark Crotty, St. John’s Episcopal: Now the Work Starts!

Mark Crotty is Head at St. John’s Episcopal School in Dallas, another great school that I just did not have time to visit on my recently concluded national tour.  He has been kind enough to follow via my blog, and over Thanksgiving posted on his own blog some of the questions that my reporting raised.  [...]

Official Summary of (Mostly) Non-School Lessons of EdJourney

A journey is about what we learn, both intentionally and by being open.  Thanks in large part to the incredible support I received from all of you who have followed and shared this journey, I had the enthusiasm to write up most of those intentional lessons.  But I have kept track of some of those [...]