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Choosing Hope in these Troubled Times

by: Sara on 07/29/2019

Today's blog is from Kate Davies, author of Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Trouble Times, and winner of the Grand Prize Nautilus Award.

Are you hopeful about the future? 

How do you feel about the state of the world?

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Interview with Matthew Legge - Author of Are We Done Fighting?

by: Sara on 07/24/2019

In today's post we speak with Matthew Legge, author of Are We Done Fighting? Building Understanding in a World of Hate and Division. Matthew has worked in the nonprofit sector for the last 13 years, with a focus on helping people thrive through the full enjoyment of health, dignity, and rights. Since 2012, he has worked with Canadian Friends …

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Interview with Jim Rietmulder, author of When Kids Rule the School

by: Sara on 07/05/2019

In today's blog post we speak to Jim Rietmulder, author of When Kids Rule the School: The Power and Promise of Democratic Education. Jim is a founding staff member at The Circle School in Harrisburg, PA, a pioneering democratic school. Look for our winning giveaway question at the end of the post!

What first drew you to democratic schooling?

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Interview with the author of The School Garden Curriculum, Kaci Rae Christopher

by: Sara on 05/24/2019

Today we speak with Kaci Rae Christopher, the author of The School Garden Curriculum: An Integrated K-8 Guide for Discovering Science, Ecology, and Whole-Systems Thinking.

Kaci Rae is the volunteer Farm and Garden Educator for Oregon's Redband Ranch. She was previously the School Garden Coordinator for the Springwater Environmental Sciences School, …

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Making Meetings Easy-Democratic Rules of Order

by: Sara on 05/14/2019

I feel safe in assuming that the majority of people reading this have attended a meeting or two in their lifetime, and will probably attend many more. Many of these meeting are conducted using Roberts Rules of Order as their guiding principles in conducting a democratic meeting. Robert's Rules were originally written as a parliamentary procedure …

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