Lenny’s Living Legacy Program Book

Thank you to all who joined us on August 25th in celebrating 20 years of the Academy for the Love of Learning and Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday! We wanted to share a piece of the event with you all that were not able to attend in our Lenny’s Living Legacy program book, Reflection and Emergence….

Lobo Graphic Novel Premiers

David Witt, Curator of the Seton Legacy Project, announces the Academy’s newly released graphic novel Lobo, The King of Currumpaw, The World’s Greatest Wolf Story.  The passage of time brings change to the details of life. But overarching themes may change very little. One-hundred and twenty-four years ago Ernest Thompson Seton attended the last hours in…

Ernest Thompson Seton Website

David Witt, Curator of the Academy’s Seton Legacy Project, launches the Ernest Thompson Seton website. Read Witt’s introduction to the website to learn more about Seton’s creative and scientific legacy. The essays to be presented on this site are about the life and legacy of the writer, artist, educator, and naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton. Sponsored…

Honey Harris Interviews Aaron Stern

Aaron Stern, Academy Founder and President, joined The Big Show with Honey Harris on KBAC Radio Free Santa Fe to discuss our 20th anniversary and Leonard Bernstein centennial birthday celebration, Lenny’s Living Legacy: A Concert Celebration, as well as the beginnings of the Academy. Hear a live recording of the interview here. 

Become a Friend of the Academy

2018 marks two special anniversaries for the Academy for the Love of Learning, leading us to both reflect on our history and look to the emerging future. This year is the 20th anniversary of the formal establishment of the Academy as an organization. We are also celebrating the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. Lenny, as…

Discovering the Power of Story

As the El Otro Lado in the Schools program enters spring semester, our teaching artists, teachers, and students are preparing for our 4th annual community celebration.  Here is a glimpse into what is unfolding in the 5th grade at Atalaya Elementary. We hope you will join us to witness the artwork and stories on Friday,…

El Otro Lado Family Interviews

Nava Elementary School in Santa Fe, New Mexico has been part of the El Otro Lado in the Schools program for seven years, with the teachers making it part of Nava’s school identity. Throughout the year, multiple classrooms experience the El Otro Lado program, using the power of art and creative expression to explore and…

The Time is Now for Whole Student Education: A Critical Dialogue with The Dalai Lama and Leading Scientists and Education Experts

From March 12-16, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will engage in an in-depth dialogue with leading scientists, humanities scholars, education researchers, and practitioners on the topic of education and how to best prepare young people for their roles in a rapidly-changing world. New models for integrating the teaching of compassion and ethics in schools…

Beautiful Trouble: 2018 Creative Facilitation Gathering

The third annual Creative Facilitation Gathering was held January 19-22, 2018 at the Academy for the Love of Learning, with the intention of bringing together a group of inspired change-makers to cultivate peer-to-peer community learning. This year’s gathering was focused on developing constructive feedback processes to deepen individual creative facilitation practices. Twenty-five deeply-rooted New Mexicans…

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