Regeneration

Written by Marita Prandoni and Aaron Stern Situated just a few minutes outside Santa Fe where piñon, juniper and arroyos dominate the landscape, the Academy is like an oasis, especially now after an unusually wet winter and spring. Eight years after moving to Seton Village, the cottonwoods are taller, the wild flowers wilder, and the…

The Path to the Stupa

In fall of 2017 several Tibetan spiritual leaders, the Academy for the Love of Learning board, staff and guests consecrated our stupa, a place of meditation that is graced by the bodhisattva Manjushri, who symbolizes transcendent wisdom. The path to the stupa was designed by David Gordon, who is responsible for much of the beauty…

El Otro Lado Culminating Event

Thanks to everyone for your support for the El Otro Lado events over the past month. Here are some highlights from last night’s parent culminating event at Aspen Community School. Stephanie and Socorro, our EOL team, led a beautiful evening, children cheered on their parents, families made art together, and the love of community was…

Learning in The Power in Story

This is our seventh introductory blog post to The Power in Story, a three-part series exploring learning and transformation through story. Designed and facilitated by Aaron Stern, Academy Founder and President, and Chrissie Orr, co-founder of El Otro Lado and the Institute for Living Story, the series is for people working with story across disciplines and applications and recognize…

What is The Power in Story?

Our weekly blog series highlighting The Power in Story, a three-part series exploring learning and transformation through story, is back, as we lead up to our second offering of Intensive 1 on May 3rd-5th. Designed and facilitated by Aaron Stern, Academy Founder and President, and Chrissie Orr, co-founder of El Otro Lado and the Institute for Living Story, the series…

How Educators Learn from Awareness

This is the final introductory blog post to The Path Forward in Challenging Times: Building Resilience through the Practice of Awareness, our collaborative workshop with The Sky Center. Facilitated by Lisa Faithorn, PhD, Erin, Doerwald, LCSW, CMT-P, Randle Charles, and Grietje Laga, the workshop invites educators, administrators, and service professionals to practice awareness, reflection, and learn how…

Awareness and Reflection in the Classroom

This is our second introductory blog post to The Path Forward in Challenging Times: Building Resilience through the Practice of Awareness, our collaborative workshop with The Sky Center. Facilitated by Lisa Faithorn, PhD, Erin, Doerwald, LCSW, CMT-P, Randle Charles, and Grietje Laga, the workshop invites educators, administrators, and service professionals to practice awareness, reflection, and learn how…

Art in Transit – Arte en Tránsito

Above image: The El Otro Lado Bus panels were created in partnership with students from Charter School 37 and Santa Fe Art Institute. 2009 Spring is here and in El Otro Lado it’s the time of year we feel excited to share our learning with the community. After a yearlong exploration of identity, culture, belonging…

An Introduction to The Path Forward in Challenging Times

The Academy for the Love of Learning is excited to announce our one-day collaborative workshop with The Sky Center: The Path Forward in Challenging Times: Building Resilience through the Practice of Awareness. Facilitated by Lisa Faithorn, PhD, Erin, Doerwald, LCSW, CMT-P, Randle Charles, and Grietje Laga, the workshop invites educators, administrators, and service professionals to…

Why Is Story Transformative?

This is the fifth introductory blog post to The Power in Story, our upcoming three-part series exploring learning and transformation through story. Designed and facilitated by Chrissie Orr, co-founder of El Otro Lado and the Institute for Living Story, and Aaron Stern, Academy Founder and President, the series is for people working with story across disciplines and applications and recognize the capacity of…

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