Follow-up to “Don’t We Never Learn?” Part II: Learning and Transformation

Academy for the Love of Learning Founder and President Aaron Stern shared this letter with participants after our second 20th anniversary offering held on May 20th, “Don’t We Never Learn?” Part II: Learning and Transformation. I continue to be heartened by the generative and deep conversations into which you, our friends and supporters, are willing…

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…

A year-end message from Aaron Stern

In what has become a yearly tradition, I’m writing to share with you my reflections on the work of the Academy for the Love of Learning, and to give you a glimpse into where the Academy is heading in the coming year. 2018 happens to be a very special year, as it marks the 20th anniversary…

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