#SITalum Ken Bluestone says studying anthropology made him disillusioned with being an academic. So how did he end up getting a graduate degree at #SITGraduateInstitute?
SIT answered a need that standard academia had not, Ken says. “I was very much looking for something practical, something rooted and grounded in the real world. And crucially, I wanted a program for experienced people, a program where people who already had life experience were able to contribute something.” SIT programs focus on interpersonal behavior via getting to know oneself better. “We learned a lot about interactions, and our effect and impact on others,” Ken says. “It’s not often you get a chance in life to step back and see yourself – and to be given the tools to do something with that knowledge. I find that extremely valuable to this day.” #sitgrad#schoolforinternationaltraining#graduate#highered#highereducation#masters#mastersdegree#degree#experientiallearning#alumni#portrait#global
Intercultural Adventures gapper Ronnie D. had a transformative first #gapsemester in Southeast Asia. There she was able to complete unique service projects to help different communities, learn about human rights issues in Cambodia, teach English, and more while exploring ancient Asian cultures. Now she’s off to intern in Africa making an impact in gender equality. What a meaningful and life changing #gapyear?!
Join us on Friday, January 25th for the first Field Trip Friday of the semester! Students will be visiting Gleaners Food Bank (or a satellite location) from 12:30 to 3:30 to learn about food insecurity in Indianapolis, and provide service to the organization and their clients.
Students must register to participate:
Space is limited!
*Age + 2 minutes*
This, from curriculum & instruction and neurocognitive researcher, Kevin Washburn, children’s attention/absorption span before their brains take a break. How can we align with God’s design by designing our lessons to give those natural brain breaks? Moving to a new spot in the room, standing up to demonstrate what they’ve been learning with their bodies, using shoulder buddies to narrate what they’ve heard... what strategies do you use? Comment below to share your strategies!
Thank you @seedkeeping for a moment so beautifully shared. We're in Burlington Vermont today! Come say hi and ask us questions at Burlington High School, 6-8:30pm. Check the link in bio to learn more, we're accepting applicants for the 2019 cohort. Free and open to the public! No pre-registration required.
At Place Corps, we believe in the living classroom, in learning by doing. At Place Corps, participants develop the skills and wisdom needed to live and work in ways that make their lives, their communities, and the Earth truly thrive. Come to Place Corps in 2019! But Dave time at the door by registering now (link in bio) 🌲
Walking through the extreme human landscape of NYC towards my Farm School class yesterday morning, right after wizzing by extreme human landscapes along the Jersey turnpike at dawn, what caught my eye was a huge swath of Mugwort, framed by shipping containers, parking lots, trash, and skyscrapers. Seemingly dead and dried Mugwort is actually vibrantly alive through its sprawling root systems and the countless seeds slowly dropping from the spent flowers. It is also alive through its medicine: I love drinking dried Mugwort tea or smoking its leaves to enhance and help me remember my dreams. This plant is considered by many to be an invasive weed, though people use it the world over for medicine (dreaming, arthritis, diuretic, pain relief) and food. Some say it gets its name as it is used for making ale. It is native to Asia, Africa, Europe, and Alaska. This Mugwort field, thriving in Manhattan, was strangely one of the most hopeful things for me this week: the earth will find a way to thrive no matter what we humans do to it - and medicines, dreams, and hope are alive even where you least expect them. #mugwort#artemesiavulgaris#artemisiavulgaris
#workingwithnature in Bali's Nature Paradise: New Opportunity with @bambooubali@kulkulfarm & @greencampbali ! We loved meeting the Bamboo U team & students during a recent trip to Bali to learn about bio-architecture with bamboo. Bamboo U, part of The Green School family, offer bamboo design-&-build courses every quarter, where anyone with a passion for learning about #naturaldesign & building with bamboo can learn in an applied way, under the guidance of Balinese #masterbuilders . Students are guided to make their own designs as well as 3D models of their designs before having the chance to build them to scale together.
Did you know that #bamboo has a higher compressive strength than wood, brick or concrete & that the tensile strength of bamboo is comparable with the tensile strength of steel? Bali is full of stunning examples of bio-architecture with bamboo, as talented designers and architects work with local craftsmen to create unique #biophilic structures in harmony with the surrounding nature. The bamboo structures at The Kul Kul Farm, The Green Camp and The Green School are perfect examples of #naturalbuildings that feel amazing to spend time in & optimise the learning experience. DREAM JOB? The Bamboo U, Kul Kul Farm and Green Camp family are now seeking a marketing & sales manager to lead their marketing & sales strategy, to help tell the world about their education programmes designed to inspire a green & healthy world in #harmonywithnature What’s required? 6 years’ plus #digitalmarketing experience managing digital and media #strategy, a passion for #sustainability & #experientiallearning, great hosting & presentation skills with a strong sense of #aesthetics , & with the ability to create #cohesivebranding . If the thought of working in #Bali with these pioneering #sustainableeducation organisations makes your heart sing, then request info on the job description & application process here: [email protected]#marketingmanager#loveyourjob#meaningfulmarketing#workinparadise
Yesterday we worked with the local primary school in Juara to build our first Waste Management Station of 2019! The students got to learn all about recycling, why it’s important, and what they can do to support the effort here in Juara. They also helped construct the station, which will collect recyclables and reduce the amount of waste in our beautiful village! Our hope is that they will become ambassadors for recycling in Juara and impact their friends and families to help keep Juara Green! 💪🏽♻️😊
We’d like to thank our partners @reefcheckmalaysia@cintaiTioman and the local school, as well as our team at little planet for helping make this happen!
If your school would like to get involved in a recycling effort like this and support this beautiful island, let us know!
Day one 😊🎉🙌 Welcome to our 2019 apprentices! ⠀⠀
These fine people will be here for the next 11 months. Together we will be working, sweating, learning, laughing, cooking, and everything else in between. Its going to be quite the ride! ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
While being an apprentice here you'll form bonds and connections with people from all over the world. These are often times some of the most treasured moments and experiences that our apprentices take away from their 11 months with us. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For more info on our apprenticeship or our upcoming two month internship please visit our website, link in bio. #apprenticeship#permacultureliving#sustainableliving#dosomethingdifferent
Cal Maritime cadets aboard new Aloha Class Matson vessel Daniel K. Inouye in Oakland, CA.
Photo 1: Samantha Kruschke, Ronan Silveira Lundegaard, Jake Green, Jazmin Silvestri, Ainsley Manlapaz, Raleigh Strauss-Curtin, Tressie Ostermiller, Julian Martinez-Prado, Spencer Hoffman
Photo 2: Ronan Silveira Lundegaard, Kolby Vartanian, Julian Martinez-Prado, Madison Davenport, Jazmin Silvestri, Samantha Kruschke, Ainsley Manlapaz, Spencer Hoffman, Tressie Ostermiller, Jake Green
Photo 3: Ainsley Manlapaz, Jazmin Silvestri, Samantha Kruschke