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In Sight, in Mind: A School learns to how to turn waste into (common) wealth

The roofless, circular chicken coop was an eye-sore in the manicured courtyard of the international school campus.  Curious students were approaching the coop and reacting with loud “yucks” and holding their noses at what they saw, and smelled, inside. And that was precisely the point. The international school in China hired us to help them […]

Pulp Fiction: How finding local sources of recycled paper helped a school go green and build community

In developing countries the connections between international schools and local communities can often be tenuous. Elite international schools can be islands of prosperity and privilege amidst poor urban hinterlands. Far from sharing resources with local communities, these schools either make disproportionate claims on already-strained public infrastructure or opt out altogether by creating parallel-privatized systems of […]

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  The winds of change are in the air in education. We can feel them everywhere. We see schools asking fundamental questions about what kids should know, and how they should know it. There is a technology revolution taking place that’s disrupting conventional ways of teaching and learning. Just sit down with any school-age child […]