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Educational links philosophical links PARTNER LINKS Simple English Encyclopedia: free encyclopedia for students Fact Monster: free encyclopedia for students Kids.net: free encyclopedia for studentsThe Library of Congress: free encyclopedia for studentsKhan Academy: learn Math, Science & engineering, Computing, Arts & humanities, Economics & finance, Test prep, College, careers, & moreMr. Nassbaum: learn a wide range…

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2017: Integral Ecology

Last year our theme was Integral Learning. We experimented with thematic units that integrated many academic disciplines. By contrast, most school learning is accomplished through separate subject studies. For example, the History of the Ancient Greeks would be a social studies unit—removed from reading, writing, math, science, art, music, etc. But in our daily life…

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Director’s Archive

Here is an archive of articles published on the blackboard in past years: Yearly themes 2011: Authentic Learning 2012: Friendship 2013: Technology 2014: Determination 2015: Emergent Curriculum 2016: Integral Learning 2017: Integral Ecology Student Speeches In Their Own Words… (1) In Their Own Words… (2) In Their Own Words… (3) What is Neohumanism? Keynote 25th…

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Intangible Gains

What are the results of a character-based education? What if the priority during childhood was to develop special traits and healthy attitudes, rather than fill in the right bubble on an answer sheet? And what if you didn’t let anything interfere with these priorities? The answers are in. After fifteen years of interviews with students…

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Alumni Blog

… true stories from my daily life as principal of Progressive School of Long Island stories in reverse chronological order (names removed for privacy) 8/7/2018 I just got a letter from a parent. Her son showed an interest in film making and we encouraged him to run an afterschool club. Here’s what she told me:…

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