Thanks to the IDEC crowd

This is a quick note to say thanks to all the great folks who I met with at the International Democratic Education Conference going on this week in Vancouver, British Columbia. This was by far the most influential, well-timed and restoring conference I have ever participated in, and its largely due to the people whoContinue reading “Thanks to the IDEC crowd”

Democratic Education Workshops

At the International Democratic Education Conference in Vancouver last week I had the privilege of facilitating three open space workshops. The three were all exhilarating conversations, filled with questions and criticisms, hope and idealism, and contradictions. The people I met and the dialogues we engaged in will stay with me for a long time. FollowingContinue reading “Democratic Education Workshops”

When Change Gets Personal

I had an excellent conversation yesterday with the parent of two students from Olympia’s Waldorf School. Following the traditional Waldorf curriculum, here in Olympia the school is regarded as the anti-traditional public school – much as other Waldorf schools are regarded internationally. The progressive community here seems to regard the school highly, and despite beingContinue reading “When Change Gets Personal”