The overnight residential planned by the students of REAL School aged 8–12 was a great example of kids taking ownership of something substantial, and, well… owning it.

From a Dream…

In the run up to the start of this school year, the REAL School team spent some time searching for a project that…


One of the Arcology Maps for the game unit

I felt solace in knowing that I was not alone in sleeplessness on the first night of Utopia/Dystopia. Sarita had emailed me and said her daughter was awash in ideas and enthusiasm for our new role playing unit, wondering how her character would engage in the world at the end…


Schools have not gone far enough or fast enough to change to meet the needs of today. While the world of education has come up with some excellent models, their adoption is happening at a snails pace.

Take the 21st Century Skills. Aptly named, as they were highlighted as the…


This is vent piece, one that has been building up for ages, but necessary.

As an educator, some things take up an inordinate amount of time. Time that could be used to actively engage with students, build plans to make your learning environment pop, or at the very least restore…


prototype of a student designed game… lots of focus here!

“Make the Right Choice! Make the Right Choice!”

A chant sounds out of a classroom here in Green School, alluding to a political rally of some populist regime. …


Our Home Learning Space (formerly living room)

On Friday, I met with my school community to discuss whether or not we would close the school. After a great discussion, we decided it we would continue provided the government or other international schools don’t close. …


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Time and time again, I return to the understanding that games are not just entertainment, but a very real (and arguably dominant) media form in contemporary culture. The interest from students of all ages is high, yet games are rarely if ever integrated into standardized curricula. When it comes to…


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In my opinion the best times in school are when we are working alongside kids. They are genuine and funny and full of good energy (well, most of the time). …


I have been diving deep into systems thinking for the past couple weeks, as this is the topic of inquiry for this part of the school year. It is both hard and really fun to explore an super complex, but beautifully applicable tool that we carry our whole lives. As…


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By Lili Popper

Climate change is an issue our kids will, unfortunately, have to battle within their lifetimes, and as such, it is important to prepare them properly. However laying out the plain facts for them might not be the greatest idea, unless you want your offspring to fill your…

Noan Fesnoux

Noan is an overall green fellow, with lots of expertise in how to best live sustainably, teach sustainability to our future generations, and love nature

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