CHANGING THE CULTURE IN AND ABOUT SCHOOLS

CHANGING THE CULTURE IN AND ABOUT SCHOOLS

There needs to be a focus on culture-building in schools. When a community lives a set of agreed-upon values, when the community learns, shares and celebrates together, when a community of learners’ activities make the world a better place – that’s how you build...
SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE PLACES

SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE PLACES

I’m excited to be going back to school. Although, at Green School Bali, we are going forward to school. It’s with so much excitement that we are starting a new school year – and that excitement is exponential when I think of everyone coming forward to our epic...
DEAR GRADUATES

DEAR GRADUATES

At the end of a long journey, it’s good to look back and reflect on your adventure. You’ve probably spent 13 (or so) of your 18 (or so) years on this planet in School. Formal education is a journey that more than a billion children undertake every year (if they are...
BEING DIFFERENT IS THE ONLY THING WE HAVE IN COMMON

BEING DIFFERENT IS THE ONLY THING WE HAVE IN COMMON

Imagine eating the same meal every day, or listening to the same song every morning, or going to the same restaurant every weekend, or reading just one author. How would that impact you? I was born and raised on a farm near two small towns. It was a nice area with...
LEARNING AS, WITH, IN, ABOUT AND FOR NATURE

LEARNING AS, WITH, IN, ABOUT AND FOR NATURE

The schools I went to as a kid were cement and steel structures – built on top of nature and, almost as an afterthought, connecting to the natural environment was something that came later. I was lucky to be raised on a farm, so I had that connection. My formal...
GENDER LIES

GENDER LIES

When I went to school, they tried to brainwash me with a patriarchal tunnel-vision education. Maybe it was just me, but at the time I wondered how it came about. My mother is an amazing person, my grandmothers were superhuman people, my godmother was a saint … and yet...