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The conclusion of the 10-part video series A Year at Mission Hill prompted one of its teachers, Kathy Klunis, to reflect on what she's learned along the way, and realize just how vital trust is to the process of creating a healthy school.


Have you watched the 10-part video series A Year at Mission Hill and thought, "That's great, but I can't do that in my school." Well, what if you could? Educator Kim Farris-Berg explains how.


Guest post by Zac Chase In his essay "I - Thou - It," David Hawkins describes the triangular relationship between the teacher, the student and the content of learning. He refers to that final piece as the "It" of education -- the larger themes of a unit and the key principles a school espouses and attempts to enact in a child's education. Throughout A Year at Mission Hill, much time has been spent examining the "How" of a school. From the importance of making learning real to the family structure Mission Hill wraps its community within, it could appear at ...


For too many American children, Suzanne Collins' bestelling book The Hunger Games isn't just an interesting read; it's a disturbingly prescient description of the daily challenges they face.


Democracy rests on having respect for the judgment of ordinary people. And in the final chapter of the 10-part video series about the Mission Hill School in Boston, we're reminded that when you have faith in the capacity of ordinary people, they become capable of extraordinary things.


What central theories of education and learning are we seeing played out in real-time via the 10-part video series, A Year at Mission Hill? Doctoral student Zac Chase has some ideas.


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