Innovative, investigative and project-based with an emphasis on spirituality, sustainability and personal wellness practices. AGS is also inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to education.
Austin Green School is in the beginning stages of development and planning. We hope to open our doors by fall 2013. Our school will be kinder through high school with the possibility of an early childhood center. If you are interested in helping us in any way please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the mean time please enjoy our blog as we make public our efforts and experiences. We know the road ahead will be filled with many challenges but we are determined to give the community of Austin the gift of a progressive educational community. Wish us luck!
Friday, September 30, 2011
Alfie Kohn: Every parent and educator should know him
Every parent and educator should familiarize themselves with Alfie Kohn. He is an expert on human motivation and education. I have been fortunate enough to hear him speak and trust me I felt motivated to create a better learning environment for my students afterward. His lectures, books and videos all make you question the way you have approached classroom management and parenting. One of the things I like most about Alfie is that all of his work is backed by extensive research.
Here are some of his DVD's I suggest watching
Here are some excerpts from his talks and videos....
You can get his videos, books and read his articles at www.alfiekohn.org