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What Draft Horses Teach College Students 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 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 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 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?" 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 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 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 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 Grounded Learning
by Ron Miller
Why educator Ron Miller is turning to soil, water, sunshine, and greens.
Teens Talk to 90-Somethings Teens Talk to 90-Somethings
by Sean Rose
Teens in Rabun County, Georgia, are tapping into the memories of 90-year-olds in an effort to protect the culture of southern Appalachia.
Santa Fe Tells Its Stories Santa Fe Tells Its Stories
by Heather Purser
The Academy for the Love of Learning created El Otro Lado (“the other side” in Spanish), a citywide public art project that encourages people to learn about one another.
Parents Learn to Listen Parents Learn to Listen
by Sean Rose
The Morningside Center offers workshops in more than 60 New York City schools to equip parents to understand their children’s emotions.
Udaipur Hands Down Skills Udaipur Hands Down Skills
by Lynsi Burton
Shikshantar believes anyone can be a teacher and when people collaborate, they can develop a “culture of learning.”
Seniors Find More to Learn Seniors Find More to Learn
by Sean Rose
Retirement doesn’t have to be merely time off; it can be a time to gain new skills or find rewarding ways to give back to your community.
Parker Palmer: Know  Yourself, Change  Your World Parker Palmer: Know Yourself, Change Your World
by Sarah van Gelder
An interview with Parker J. Palmer
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