Phone: (516) 621-2195
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|AEROx Starts This Friday the 22nd!
The first AEROx regional gathering starts next Friday afternoon, the 20th. It looks like it will be a really fun event! We have already given out several partial scholarships to the AEROx but can do a few more. Contact us right away if interested. Contact AERO by replying or
write to Jerry or Peter (see below).Scholarships are partial and full and can be for any age. We have room for 5-10 more attendees. We've also added some interesting new workshops.
Of course, next year's AERO conference will be in Portland, Oregon in August, so this may be the last northeastern area AERO conference for a long time.
The AEROx at
in Massachusetts will be an intimate affair. It is from the afternoon-evening of November 20th through Sunday afternoon, the 22nd. 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 school 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. And students and staff members from Longview School will do workshops.
Many people have checked out the trailer of the other documentary we will show that Jerry acquired when he was in Colombia. It is a new and original documentary about a fantastic treatment community in Ecuador that works with traumatized babies and toddlers. It is called
. We probably have the only copy of this video in the United States.It has English subtitles. It is a truly beautiful documentary.
The AEROx 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 still $150.
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, workshops and meals list here.
| Reviewers Love Fearless Teaching!
AERO new book release, Stuart Grauer's glowingly reviewed Fearless Teaching, has quickly become one of our best selling books of all time-and it is still in pre-release!
You can read the original release by clicking on the book title above.
See a Q and A of him by a Korean journalist
or read the article below.
n August of 2014, a journalist from Saegyoyuk, the educational magazine in Korea, contracted Stuart Grauer for a feature interview on the topic of Small Schools. Saegyoyuk is published by Korean Federation of Teachers' Associations, the largest coalition of teachers nationwide. Below is the transcription of the interview.
|Grauer with Debbie Meier at the AERO Conference
1. What caused you to start the small school movement?
Read his answer and the rest of the interview
|Experts: Smartphones and iPads are OK for Early Developing Children
In what ranks as something of stunning reversal, the American Academy of Pediatrics (
) has changed its stance on the potential harm smartphones and iPads can do to developing children.
Based on research culled from a meeting of educators, pediatricians, neuroscientists, educators, media researchers and social science experts in May, the organization now takes a more permissive stance on the issue of allowing children access to computers at a young age.
Read the rest here.
The findings were presented during an event called
"Growing Up Digital: Media Research Symposium"
, in which experts shared their updated views on the relative benefits and pitfalls of children engaging with smart devices at a young age.
a 2013 paper
, the AAP advised against allowing "screen media exposure" (smartphones, tablets, etc.) to children under the age of two, and specifically advised that parents "keep the TV set and Internet-connected electronic devices out of the child's bedroom."
- What Horses Teach Us About Attunement and Intention with Liz Simpson, November 14th, 4PM PST
- A Path Less Trodden with Darrell Letourneau, November 22, 4 PM PST
- Making Sense with the Sense of Humour with Elaine Decker, December 6, 4 PM PST
- AERO Conference, Portland, OR August 3-7, 2016 Super Early Bird still on but ends soon.
- AEROx Regional Conference, November 20-22
- 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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