This site has been mostly dormant this year as we've been designing and building a new, more dimensional site that invites richer inspiration and connection. After a year of efforts, we (finally!) are ready to unveil the result.
Over the last several years, this blog has published stories from Opal School that relate to the core questions teachers around the world confront as they strive to create the learning environments children have a right to - and upon which healthy democracies depend. Readers of this blog have commented on the important role that it plays in their professional growth. Visitors to Opal School - whether arriving through our workshops in Portland or our presentations around the world - have voiced similar responses, and have asked how we might foster conversations around these questions between them and others pursuing similar investigations and facing related challenges. This new site is a platform to facilitate those conversations as we continue to document and share those learning stories.
Please check out opalschool.org and let us know what you think. We hope it will excite you and that you'll become a member, opening doors to stories from all of Opal School's classrooms, social media opportunities to connect with other members, and exclusive courses - and supporting Opal School while you do.