Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Love Song To Heaven On Earth ~ Kenny Loggins

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A Love Song to Heaven on Earth

'This Island Earth'
Composed by Kenny Loggins
The Unimaginable Life

When will we know love?
When will we listen to heaven above?
And how will we return?
Someone said that we've been tempting fate
But I believe this song just wouldn't come if it's too late.

When will we see a light upon the ocean.
Shining like a star
That leads us ever onward
There's a new world waiting
When will we see rebirth
This Island Earth

Maybe our moment is gone
Maybe we've stood and watched
A moment too long
So why do I believe?
Someone said
That the truth's too much to take
But tell me how we can face it
If we only want to look the other way


To a new beginning
Shine for all it's worth
This Island Earth

Why, what will we say to the angry child
Try to explain away her fears while we're crying burning tears
Maybe it's time to cry the tear that matters


Oh as we sail
Through the stars
We're alive on this island of ours

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Friday, February 5, 2010

The Children's BluePrint For Learning ~ Via Innovator Kiran Bir Sethi

Kiran Bir Sethi Teaches Kids to Take ChargeTedIndia 2009

Kiran Bir Sethi shows how her groundbreaking Riverside School in India teaches kids life's most valuable lesson: "I can." Watch her students take local issues into their own hands, lead other young people, even educate their parents.

Kiran Sethi: Educator
'The founder of the Riverside School in Ahmedabad, Kiran Sethi has launched an initiative to make our cities more child-friendly.'

Why you should listen to her:
Kiran Bir Sethi's early training as a designer is clear in her work as an educator -- she looks beyond what exists, to ask, "could we do this a better way?" In 2001, she founded the Riverside School in Ahmedabad, designing the primary school's curriculum (and its building) from the ground up. Based around six "Beacons of Learning," the school's lesson plan focuses on creating curious, competent future citizens. The school now enrolls almost 300 children and has franchised its curriculum widely.

Sethi's latest project, inspired by dialogue with the children of Riverside, is called AProCh -- which stands for "A Protagonist in every Child. " Fighting the stereotype of modern kids as rude and delinquent, AProCh looks for ways to engage Ahmedabad's children in modern city life, and to revamp our cities to make room for kids to learn, both actively and by example.

"It is possible to organize cities to teach usefulness, social responsibility, ecological skill, the values of good work, and the higher possibilities of adulthood."


Riverside School ~ India, Gujarat, Ahmedabad 
Why Is It a Creative Blueprint for Learning? What Is the Efficient Design and Architecture For Learning?

Photo Credit: Riverside School

The Efficient Design and Architecture for Learning ~Designed With The Children In Charge and Responsible for Their Learning. Watch the Video Below featuring the Students
Voices Created by the Students.

Photo Credit: Riverside School

Creative Expression is Honored at Riverside School. Every Friday is the day The Riverside School (Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India) has it's BIG assembly! It's BIG, because students of Keystage 1(K1 to Grade 2) and Keystage 2 (grade 3 to grade 8) attend and once class from each keystage does a performance of their choice!