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Freedom to Learn, An Interview with Dr. Art Willans

by: Sara on 05/04/2018

Ditch the behavioral charts and start teaching for universal success. That is the message behind the new book Freedom to Learn:Creating a Classroom Where Every Child Thrives by Dr. Art Willians and Cari Williams. Using behavioral science to develop new teaching methods Freedom to Learn give teachers the tools to transform even the most difficult …

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Ten Reasons for Hope in Troubled Times

by: Sara on 04/30/2018

Climate disruption. Growing social inequality. Pollution. We are living in an era of unprecedented crises, resulting in widespread feelings of fear, despair, and grief. In today's blog post Kate Davies, the author of the Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Troubled Times shares her Top 10 reasons to hope for a better world.

  1. Life is inherently …
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Gird Your loins and Open Your Heart!

by: EJ on 04/26/2018

When she was a young mother, Judith Plant, her partner Chris Plant, and three children moved to a remote valley near Lillooet BC to join a commune inspired by the work of Simon Fraser University professor Fred Brown.  Judith's memoir, Culture Gap: Towards a New World in the Yalakom Valley, published by New Star Books, captures the spirit of the …

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Earthbag Building is Off Press!

by: EJ on 04/25/2018

Essential Earthbag Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide is the first book in the Sustainable Building Essential Series to catch my imagination and interest. It looks like a building technique that I might actually be able to use given my limited building skills. 

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Small Things Add Up - an interview with "Being the Change" filmmakers

by: EJ on 03/29/2018

Being the Change: A New Kind of Climate Documentary is now available.  We asked filmmakers Dave Davis and Mary Grandelis how working on the film with Peter Kalmus, author of the book by the same title, had influenced their lifestyles and work. 

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