Meaningful Student Involvement at Work: Monument Mountain Regional High School

“The most important thing about your question is that you actually want to know your answer.” The Independent Project is a school within Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Principal Marianne Young sought to, “Create a school that allows young people to be completely invested and to move every kind of human beingContinue reading “Meaningful Student Involvement at Work: Monument Mountain Regional High School”

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The CommonAction Principles of Learning

“I do not teach anyone,  I only provide the environment in which they can learn.”  — Albert Einstein This is me facilitating in Seattle in 2009. At CommonAction Consulting, we strive to create learning environments in all of our knowledge and skill-building activities. Over the last year we have facilitated learning for more than 4,500Continue reading “The CommonAction Principles of Learning”

Machiavellian Student Voice

“It is necessary for the prince to have the friendship of the people; otherwise, he has no resources in time of adversity.” – Machiavelli in The Prince Picket signs held high into the glimmering sunshine shouted, “Fair pay, fewer hours!” and “Teachers work for YOUR kids!” Lined up in rows, the protesters chanted, “Our voice, ourContinue reading “Machiavellian Student Voice”

Students as Teachers

To teach is to learn twice. – Joseph Joubert (1782)  Several out-of-school youth-serving programs have engaged young people as teachers for more than 100 years.  Organizations including 4-H, the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts have long relied on the merits of youth-led classes to teach young women and men of all ages significant life lessons and invaluable skills.Continue reading “Students as Teachers”