Thursday, March 20, 2008

Maple Sugaring Season Starting Fast

Sugaring season has begun throughout New England, and with students returning from their Intersession projects last week, its starting here too. Rimai is teaching a class called Life in New England this spring that has been working on tapping over 60 trees around campus. They started boiling recently, and houses have received the first batch of delicious syrup. It looks to be a great year for maple sugaring in the area, and the class will have a lot of work ahead of them to keep up with the sap flow.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Experiential and Progressive Education Featured in Independent School Magazine

The Meeting School’s distinctive educational philosophy and teaching methods blend Quaker practices with the larger tradition of the progressive education movement. Co-founders George and Helen Bliss took a year-long tour of innovative progressive schools in Europe and the U.S. before starting TMS in 1957; co-founder Joel Hayden was an alum of Deep Springs College and a professor at Antioch College, two progressive flagships in the early 20th century. Four articles in the Spring 2008 issue of Independent School, the magazine of the National Association of Independent Schools (TMS is a member), profile the current state of progressive and experiential education –strong and growing!