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Perspectives on Homework

Perspectives on Homework

By Bev Munday, Director of Education Alfie Kohn, education theorist and author of The Homework Myth, has described homework as “a case of all pain and no gain” and said, “The disadvantages of homework are clear to everyone: exhaustion, frustration, loss of time to pursue…
The Ingredients of a Learning Environment

The Ingredients of a Learning Environment

By Chandra Montgomery Nicol, Executive Director What does it take to create a space for learning like Clonlara School’s campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan? That’s a question often asked by our colleagues in Clonlara’s 11 international offices and affiliates for which I have no set…
Uncommon to Our Core

Uncommon to Our Core

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Stefanie Weyand,  Campus Teacher (Olders, Grades 9–12) and Clonlara Graduate  A paradigm shift is happening in the United States. Americans are beginning to doubt the Prussian style of education that has been the common way of teaching our children. Brought to us by Horace Mann,…