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Creativity: Experiential Education's Big 'ah ha' Moment

Creativity: Experiential Education’s Big “ah ha” Moment
Submitted by Daniel Cape, author, experiential educator, creativity consultant

Archimedes was a Greek mathematician who was assigned the challenge of determining the volume of gold in his king’s crown. One day, after working on the problem unsuccessfully for some time, he stopped thinking about it and joined his friends at a local bathhouse. As Archimedes lowered himself into the bath he observed the water level rise; and then it hit him. The volume of his king’s crown could be measured by the volume of water that is displaced when submerged. And so the story goes that Archimedes was seen excitedly running through the streets naked immediately after shouting, “Eureka!”

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Student Engagement, Experiential Education, and the World of Tomorrow

Student Engagement, Experiential Education, and the World of Tomorrow
Submitted by Andrew H. Potter, Chief Academic Officer, Envision 

“I’ll Be Back”:  The Future is Coming for Us…

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5 Reasons to Give Peer Mentoring a Try

5 Reasons to Give Peer Mentoring a Try
By Dan Miller, Chief Learning Officer, AEE

My 4 year-old recently starting taking a martial arts class. She really likes the class, but sometimes she chooses to sit in the corner instead of participate in group activities. The adults have been working with her, talking to her, getting down on her level, offering encouragement, but nothing seemed to help…until they had another child try talking to her. Within seconds, she was out of the corner and participating with the rest of the group.

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My 8th Grade History Class Is Full of Spies!

My 8th Grade Class is Full of Spies!
Submitted by Christie Miga: Artist, 8th Grade Teacher

 

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The Foremost Task of Education

The Foremost Task of Education
by Dan Miller, Chief Learning Officer, AEE

“I regard it as the foremost task of education to ensure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an indefatigable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial, and above all, compassion.” – Kurt Hahn

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Harnessing the Power of Empathy in the Classroom & Implications for Experiential Educators

Harnessing the Power of Empathy in the Classroom & Implications for Experiential Educators
Submitted by Ritch Hochstetler, President & CEO of uLEAD, Inc.

“Changing the mindset of one teacher can change the social experience of that child’s entire world,” according to social psychologist Jason Okonofua of Stanford University.

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