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Catalyzing Conversation: Are Multiage Classrooms Better for Children?

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Advocates for multiage education believe children flourish in environments where youngsters of different ages learn together in settings that feature collaboration, leadership, empathy, and social awareness along with academic achievement.  They think linearity is a fine principle for some types of manufacturing, but not for kids. So why are most U.S. schools organized by grades that restrict classes to children of the same age? Join Dr. Sandra J. Stone and Peter A. Barnard, educators who have profound knowledge and experience about [...]

It’s The Journey, Not the Destination

Catalyzing Conversations & Webinars

It’s The Journey, Not the Destination Bruce Waltuck, MA, Complexity, Chaos, and Creativity, and Prucia Buscell for a Catalyzing Story Conversation. The presentation and discussion builds on the piece written by Bruce as part of the Catalyzing Stories Project, Buck The System: Sense-making and Acting Into Complexity at the United States Department of Labor. Acting into uncertainty, ambiguity, and complexity requires continuous rational cognition, discernment, action, reflection, and adaptation.  Bruce Waltuck shares his story of acting to create change [...]

Discovering Complexity: An Organization in Crisis

Catalyzing Conversations & Webinars

Discovering Complexity: A Story of an Organization in Crisis and its Response Join David Hurst FRSA and Prucia Buscell for a Catalyzing Story Conversation. The presentation and discussion builds on the piece written by David as part of the Catalyzing Stories Project, Discovering Complexity: A Story of an Organization in Crisis and its Response. David Hurst's story of how his organization was thrown into crisis by an ill-advised takeover on the eve of a sharp recession contains [...]