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Atelierista · 3W ago

Peace as a Core Value in Schools

"The culture we need is no longer the culture of disconnect, but a culture of the complimentary." -Edgar MorinI got to see this video at the end of a Winter institute at the Loris Malaguzzi ...
Atelierista · 2M ago

Second Grade: Thoughts on Art as Research

As I was showing the second graders' work during a meeting, our pedagogista asked me a very provocative question; "Why can't the children just write a kind of museum card to explain (what tree's roots do under the ground)? It was a great question wh...
Atelierista · 2M ago

Second Grade: Knotty Problems and Creativity

A small group of second graders is working in the studio to show the way sound interacts in a forest ecosystem. At our pedagogical meeting I was showing how the children had a problem that might become important in their work. The painting they'd mad...
Atelierista · 2M ago

Listening to Trees: Second Grade

 9/18/17 After hearing that the umbrella projectwould be about listening, the second graders went outside to see and sketch what they could hear. Mostly what everyone heard was first graders running around at recess and preschoolers going to the cott...
Atelierista · 3M ago

What Listening Can Look Like

In school, listening is an idea that is both very important and a sort of banal directive. What is listening, at school, beyond paying attention and raising your hand? In committing to listening for the year, it was predictable that there would be ma...
Atelierista · 3M ago

The Boredom puzzle

“When we have a rich meta-strategic base for our thinking, that helps us to be more independent learners. If we don’t have those strategies, if we aren’t aware of them, then we’re waiting for someone else to direct our thinking.” -Ron Ritchhart(kqed....
Atelierista · 5M ago

Beginning a Big Project: Listening

There are a lot of things that influence beginning a new project in a school that doesn't have it's curriculum written out beforehand. I'm thinking now about schools that try to have an imag...
Atelierista · 7M ago

Teacher-research intention

 I've been thinking about the way work with materials can create a context for challenge a...
Atelierista · 7M ago

Umbrella Project 2017

The community at Sabot adopts a big idea every school year. Called the umbrella project, it's part of my job to shepherd it through. Teachers agree to set up encounters with the idea to prov...
Atelierista · 1Y ago

Leaving Behind the Given: Searching for a room that isn't there anymore

 CeeCee's parents came to school with a question she had been asking at home; Where is the...