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Schools Of Conscience, Issue #017 -- Networking Report, Well-Being in Schools Meetup on August 12th
August 07, 2016

A Word From Don

  • I have had the privilege of participating in a spate of events featuring innovative educator's.

    They were each a ton of fun and I got to meet and talk with amazing people.

    More on that below.

  • Coming: Next issue will begin a series that will feature a chapter of my new book in each issue.

    The current working title is Rationalia 2.0: How to fight the epidemic of disengagement with education, sustainability, and respect for god and science.

    Your feedback will enable me to hone the book before putting it out.

  • If you are in the Portland area join us at the Well-Being in Schools monthly meetup for a lively discussion of the role of policy in creating positive change in schools.

    7PM on August 12th (details below and via the link above).


Don Berg, Founder

Schools of Conscience Newsletter Contents

Well-Being in Schools Monthly Meetup

Networking Report

Only a few spots left for the Well-Being in Schools Monthly Meetup.

We bring together people from every area of the educational world: public, private, charter, parents, teachers, homeschool, unschool, democratic, and anyone else who is interested in creating healthy educational lifestyles for children.

What: Well-Being in Schools Discussion

When: 7PM on Friday, August 12th, 2016

Where: Hatch, 2420 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR

Tickets: FREE, but spots are limited.

Hope to see you there with your friends, thanks!

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Networking Report

I have just returned home from the AERO Conference.

This was just the latest in a bunch of opportunities I have recently had to spread the word about this work of articulating a positive way forward for systemic change in schools.

I presented a workshop at AERO, a poster at the Self-Determination Theory conference in June in Victoria, BC, and a talk at Reed College's Alumni College.

Last weekend I attended the inauguralWayfinding Weekend at the Wayfinding Academy's new campus in North Portland.

Every one of these events provided unique opportunities to connect with creative and engaged educators and education activists.

At this stage it is crucial for me to get out into the world to spread the word occasionally.

While the majority of my efforts are currently focused on writing and developing content for the web site these forays into broader communities are building important connections for future opportunities.

While the writing of web content may never be done, the relative proportion of writing to networking will eventually shift towards more networking.

These early forays are crucial to enabling later ones to be more effective.

Thanks to the on-going interest and support of people like you the momentum we need to be effective is building.

Tomorrow Joyce and I are setting off for three days of llama treking near Mt. Hood for a well-deserved break.

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