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Lifelong Learning

What do you need to know and how will you learn it?

You Are Where You Live You Are Where You Live
by Susan Griffin
How the sky, rain, geography, and cultures of our place shape us.
6 Habits of Highly Empathetic People 6 Habits of Highly Empathetic People
by Roman Krznaric
According to new research, empathy is a habit we can cultivate to improve the quality of our own lives. But what is empathy? And how can you expand your own empathetic potential?
Daniel Beaty: Theater for Social Good Daniel Beaty: Theater for Social Good
“Theater should reflect reality,” says Daniel Beaty, a playwright, singer, and performer who takes on hard social issues like race and class in his one-man shows.
Notes from the Frontlines of Bringing Up Girls Notes from the Frontlines of Bringing Up Girls
by Tomas Moniz
What I really want to tell my daughters about autonomy and sex, in the midst of a war on women.
What Bullies Can Teach Our Kids—And Us What Bullies Can Teach Our Kids—And Us
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes on having a child face a bully and come away stronger and more self-aware.
How Occupy Made Me Stronger How Occupy Made Me Stronger
by Grace Davie
Although she wasn’t politically active before Occupy Wall Street, Grace Davie threw herself deeply into the movement. One year later, she finds herself braver, wiser, and stronger in her personal life.
3 Essential School Supplies—That Aren’t on Your List 3 Essential School Supplies—That Aren’t on Your List
by Christine Carter
When kids have friends, they’re more likely to grow into happy adults. How to help your children develop the tools they need most.
Pete Seeger Visits The Colbert Report Pete Seeger Visits The Colbert Report
Stephen Colbert talks to the legendary musician about his new book, “Pete Seeger: In His Own Words.”
Quebec’s Student Revolt Goes Viral Quebec’s Student Revolt Goes Viral
by Mark Engler
Inside the biggest demonstration of civil disobedience in Canadian history.
The Case for a Morality of Radical Caution The Case for a Morality of Radical Caution
by Robert Jensen
Robert Jensen works through his underlying rationale for making moral judgments, such as about meat-eating and abortion.
Can Restorative Justice Stop the Schoolhouse-to-Jailhouse Pipeline? Can Restorative Justice Stop the Schoolhouse-to-Jailhouse Pipeline?
by Jeremy Adam Smith
What San Francisco schools are learning from their experiments with alternatives to punitive punishments.
How to Find Meaning and Money in Your Work How to Find Meaning and Money in Your Work
by Billy Parish
Millions of us are resigning ourselves to work that hurts us, hurts others, and damages the planet. We’re wasting our greatest assets.
Empowerment in the Classroom Empowerment in the Classroom
by Yana Kunichoff
How do we teach high school students to see themselves as protagonists in history? One idea involves Lupe Fiasco, Matt Damon, and the late Howard Zinn.
Book Review: Urban Homesteading Book Review: Urban Homesteading
by Oliver Lazenby
Heirloom skills for sustainable living.
Vandana Shiva: Teachers for a Living World Vandana Shiva: Teachers for a Living World
by Madhu Suri Prakash
While Ivy League schools marvel at India’s economic growth, Vandana Shiva’s University of the Seed looks to the earth—and Gandhi—for guidance.
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