Category Archives: Trust

Freedom to Teach, Freedom to Learn: A Year At Mission Hill

Chapter 3: Making it Real Dear readers, I watched chapter three of A Year At Mission Hill with a heavy heart, almost tearful.  The way in which educators teach and students learn at Mission Hill is exactly what I’ve viscerally yearned … Continue reading

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Freedom to Teach, Freedom to Learn: A Year at Mission Hill

Dear readers, A Year at Mission Hill is an exciting 10-part video series that captures the stories of a single K-8 school community in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, MA (Note: since filming, the school has moved to Jamaica Plain). … Continue reading

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Dear Bill: Money Can’t Buy You Love — the Most Important Ingredient to a Good Education

Dear Bill and Melinda, I can think of many teachers who left an impact on my life. Teaching is personal. It’s the interaction between two human beings which makes the difference between regurgitating information and loving to learn. The object … Continue reading

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Weaving and Cultivating Lives vs Weaving and Cultivating Reforms: Who is your pick for Teacher of the Year?

Dear Bill and Melinda, Katie and I thought we might ask you a question:  Who is your pick for Teacher of the Year and WHY would you pick them?  We’d like to talk about this with you and other teachers. … Continue reading

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