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Head's Notes: What is Progressive Education?

What is Progressive Education?

At The Long Ridge School, we say we are part of the progressive school tradition, but what does that mean?  The roots of progressive education are usually traced back to the philosophers John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau and pedagogues Johann Pestalozzi and Friedrich Froebel. 377 more words

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Welcome CS 10

On Friday January 30, 2015 Conserve School welcomed the 60 new students of Conserve School Semester 10 (CS 10). These adventurous juniors and sophomores have elected to spend one semester of their high school career living and learning in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. 514 more words

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Head's Notes: Happy Holidays!

During this holiday season, we are especially appreciative of the people in our lives who are most important to us.  For those of us at The Long Ridge School, those people include you and your wonderful children.  149 more words

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CS9 Semester Celebration Weekend

This past weekend marked the end of Conserve School Semester 9 and the beginning of the next chapter in the lives of the 61 new alumni of Conserve School. 467 more words

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Bear in Winter

This morning I had the privilege of watching a group of Conserve School students, with the assistance of Graduate Fellow Donelle Scaffidi, perform “Bear in Winter” at the Land O’ Lakes Public Library. 246 more words

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An Afternoon on Ice

This semester Conserve School has set records for snow accumulation and average low temperatures. This afternoon I set out with an ice spud and ice auger to see what this meant for the quality of ice on Big Donahue Lake. 331 more words

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Exploration Week Begins

Yesterday Conserve School students headed out across the Northwoods for Exploration Week. During Exploration Week students spend six days (five nights) either on the trail along the… 200 more words

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