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E.E.’s Philosopher King (Pt 2)

Not One More Cute Project for the Kids: Neal Maine’s Educational Vision   by Gregory A. Smith Lewis & Clark College, Professor Emeritus   PART TWO (see Part One here) Sustaining Neal’s Place-Based Vision of Education: Lessons Learned Despite the power and attractiveness of these educational practices, few of them remain in evidence after the […]

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Classroom without walls

“Mr. D., that was the best science class I’ve ever had!” The trials and successes of a classroom without walls By Greg Derbyshire he above feedback, made by a grade 8 student, is one of many similar comments made to me by students and parents who recognize and appreciate the opportunities provided by outdoor experiential […]

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Jim Martin: Arts and Humanities in the Sciences?

Arts and Humanities in the Sciences? Is that incongruous, or what? By Jim Martin Have you ever ‘felt’ the weather as cloud formations began to change? I love to watch Mares’ Tails form; multiple long extensions of a cumulus cloud that race out ahead, then turn up and curl back. They signal a change in […]

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On Teaching Science

What’s the Difference… …between a single performer and an energetic band? Can students teach themselves? by Jim Martin CLEARING Master Teacher n an earlier set of blogs, we followed a middle school class whose science teacher had started them on a project to study a creek that flows at the edge of the school ground. […]

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