Phone: (516) 621-2195
417 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
|Unique Documentary Added to AEROx
No matter what happens, the AERO regional at
in Massachusetts will be an intimate affair. It will be a chance to interact in depth in a way that may not be possible in bigger, more hectic venues. This will be particularly helpful for the schools starters who have already registered and others who may still come, as they will have AERO School Starter Course instructors Chris Mercogliano and Jerry Mintz to themselves for consultation on their projects. The same is true for the other workshop presenters. For example, anyone interested in Goddard College can find out all about it.
We have a new treat for attendees of this AEROx. When Jerry was in Colombia he had the pleasure of watching a new and original documentary about a fantastic treatment community in Ecuador that works with traumatized babies and toddlers. It is called Grandir. We probably have the only copy of this video in the United States.It has English subtitles. It is a truly beautiful documentary.
We've decided to keep the early bird rate for now, as many people still are making arrangements to participate.
The early bird rate is only $195, and this includes registration, lodging, and meals from Friday night's dinner to Sunday lunch. Children, presenters and low income participants are $150 this week.
So, the first AEROx regional conference will be in the East, in
Earthlands Preserve November 20 - 22, 2015.
We are also offering a Saturday only early bird rate at $150 . After October 25, 2015 the rate will increase to $175. If you will be bringing youth under 18 please contact us for the child rate.
Schedule and Workshops
The conference will also feature plenty of time for networking, forging relationships and impromptu discussion groups.
Lodging is rustic style shared rooms with bunks
in off the grid, environmentally sustainable buildings.
vegetarian and vegan, provided by
resident chef. People can also camp on the site.
Full Schedule and workshops list here.
|MY 8 YEAR-OLD IS TOP COLLEGE STUDENT. NOW WHAT? - ASK JOHN #10
Hi Mr. Gatto,
I hope you will excuse the brashness of my title but I was hoping to catch your attention. I am sure you get thousands of emails a day, and hence my flashy email to try and grab your attention about my son.
Before I begin, may I say that it is an honor to be able to communicate with one of the greatest minds on education. I attribute a lot of my current situation with my son to your teachings. I have read most of your books and hence our reason for homeschooling.
As I write this email we sit at a crossroads. My son entered junior college at age eight and has now successfully completed intermediate algebra and geology, both with 4.0 GPA. He also received the highest marks in the math class. His average for geology was 106% before he wrote his final exam.
That being said, my husband has decided that we should leave this route because my son is getting too caught up in his grades. The argument is that if we put him in 3rd grade, he would still stress about his grades. I could go into so much more detail.
I simply would love your take on where to go from here? His math professor, while disappointed that he won't be pursuing college, has agreed to tutor him privately. My husband wants us to focus on a Socratic teaching style which is what I will be trying to delve into this year.
Your insight would be so greatly appreciated! All this being said, we have kept his identity under wraps as much as possible. Being in college, we have TV shows and newspapers approach us but we have reneged on all. I would appreciate your privacy on this issue.
Read John's response here.
Please don't feel as if you have to return an email. I realize you have extremely important issues to address. To the world he is just a boy but to me this boy is my world.
YOU can increase the size of your muscles by pumping iron and improve your stamina with aerobic training. Can you get smarter by exercising - or altering - your brain?
This is hardly an idle question considering that cognitive decline is a nearly universal feature of aging. Starting at age 55, our hippocampus, a brain region critical to memory,
shrinks 1 to 2 percent every year
, to say nothing of the fact that one in nine people age 65 and older
Alzheimer's disease. The number afflicted is expected to grow rapidly as the baby boom generation ages. Given these grim statistics, it's no wonder that Americans are a captive market for anything, from supposed smart drugs and supplements to brain training, that promises to boost normal mental functioning or to stem its all-too-common decline.
Read the rest here.
|More AERO Member Videos Posted!
Two weeks ago we announced that AERO will now have videos of its schools on our member site! We invited member schools and programs to send in their favorite video link for us to post by their name, that we've now linked to their site on our member list. Below are the new ones that just came in this week, followed by the ones from last week. We're impressed by the quality of these. If you are an AERO member school or organization, send us your video for us to feature and link:
These videos give potential parents, teachers and students a glimpse into our schools and programs.
Barack Obama is a pretty smart guy, so it is amazing that even his efforts to compromise on high-stakes standardized testing are so far off. On testing he keeps failing the test.
After six years of pushing high-stakes testing as part of his Race to the Top education initiative,
decided there is now too much testing in American schools. This decision is a response to intense push back by parents and teachers against the testing regime.
It seems that the
in some United States big-city schools now takes over 100 hundred hours of mandatory standardized tests during their school career. Eighth grade students are the most tested. They sit through between 20 and 25 hours of standardized tests, which makes up about 2.3% of school time. The Obama Administration proposed that Congress cap standardized testing at 2% of instruction time when it votes on reauthorizing federal legislation governing elementary and secondary schools.
Read the rest here.
- Essential Schools Fall Forum 2015, Nov 5-7, 2015
- LCN 2015 Gathering, November 7th (Buffalo)
- For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
- AERO Conference, Portland, OR August 3-7, 2016 Super Early Bird still on but ends soon.
- IDEC@EUDEC, June 6-10, 2016, Mikkeli, Finland
Thank you for your ongoing support. With
, we will make learner-centered alternatives available to everyone!
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