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Full Circle Learning in Action: Building a “Thinking Place”

Full Circle Learning in Action: Building a “Thinking Place”

When a Clonlara School Off-Campus Program parent followed her 12-year-old son’s interests, she almost ended up with a giant caboose in her backyard! Thankfully, constructing a private “thinking place”— no matter what its design—was the inspiration behind her son William’s project, and he was willing…

Letta and Leo: Taking On Ocean Plastic

By Clonlara School When Clonlara off-campus students Letta and Leo moved to a remote Hawaiian island, they had no idea that they were about to discover a passion project to which they would devote the next year and a half. The siblings’ unique location and…

Why Active Learning Matters

By Inês Peceguina, Guest Author One of Clonlara School’s most fundamental beliefs is that children learn best when their interests guide their activities. Thus, for a student to learn a subject at a deeper level, they must be actively engaged in the learning process. However,…

Student Presentations Reinforce Learning

By Clonlara School How do you know when a student has really learned something? When they can teach it to someone else! Giving students the opportunity to teach others through presentations helps young learners retain information, strengthen the connections between new material and their background knowledge,…