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Mission Hill School: A Revolution in Learning

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 13, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection
The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Humane Education website at http://humaneeducation.org/blog/2012/06/13/mission-hill-school-a-revolution-in-learning/

What if students in schools were empowered to take charge of their own learning? What if they were shown sincere trust and respect — every one of them? What if essential qualities like empathy were an everyday part of learning? What if the focus wasn’t on “What facts do I need to teach today?” but instead were “What life and citizenship skills can I help model and impart?”

It’s always heartening to see a school stepping outside the traditional paradigm, and the Mission Hill School in Boston, Massachusetts, offers an important model of what’s possible. Enjoy!

What other schools do you know about that are revolutionizing education?

~ Marsha

(h/t to Sam Chaltain and GOOD)

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