Elizabeth Gilbert on the Genius in Us All
Elizabeth Gilbert discusses our impossible expectations of artists and geniuses suggesting that maybe there is a little genius in us all. It's a funny, personal, and surprisingly moving talk.
Starting with Place: Molokai Students Re-Define their Education
by Vicki Newberry
Head of School and teacher Vicki Newberry brought a place-based curriculum to her independent middle school in Molokai, Hawaii. Now Aka`ula School students thrive as they research and create positive solutions for environmental issues affecting their own community.
The Economics of Happiness
by Saamah Abdallah
In France, a ground-breaking commission of leading economists suggests that nations look beyond GDP.
by Laura Kaliebe
Review of Chris Carlsson's Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-Lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future—Today!
Green the Block :: Beauty from the Ashes
by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins and Rev. Lennox Yearwood
To honor the victims of September 11, 2001, urban communities involved in the green jobs movement spent the anniversary of the attacks building stronger communities through service.
Journey to Midway
by Brooke Jarvis
Follow the journey of five media artists, led by photographer Chris Jordan, to Midway to witness the catastrophic effect of our disposable culture on some of the world’s most beautiful and symbolic creatures.
What Draft Horses Teach College Students
by Sean Rose
The students at Sterling College learn from demanding teachers—like a stubborn, 2,000-pound draft horse or the campus cows.
Trade Your Job
by Valerie Saturen
The old apprenticeship model of learning by doing gets new life as people who’ve been left out of the job market train to meet the growing demand for green-collar workers.
Youths Face the Holocaust
by Lynsi Burton
Facing History connects students to people who have witnessed injustice, like artist and Holocaust survivor Ava Kadishson Schieber.
Melia Reschools Herself
by Lynsi Burton
For her one-woman project, Reschool Yourself, Melia Dicker revisited her childhood classrooms, shadowing students and ­interviewing teachers to figure out how school had defined her adulthood.
The Power of "Why?"
by Andrea Batista Schlesinger
Students in Hampton, Virginia, and Brooklyn, New York, learn that asking questions is more powerful than memorizing answers.
Radical Acts of Education
Meet our pick of organizations and strategies that foster life-long learning and personal growth while teaching age-old and brand-new skills.
Life's Best Lessons are Outside the Classroom
by Daniel Fireside
Students find real-world solutions when they learn from their community, not just their textbooks.
Kids Take Charge of School
by Madeline Ostrander
Students at the Albany Free School and its sister school for upper grades, Harriet Tubman Democratic School, decide how and what to learn.
Grounded Learning
by Ron Miller
Why educator Ron Miller is turning to soil, water, sunshine, and greens.