Doing Nothing

Doing Nothing

The Learning Edge
A Conversation with Chris Mercogliano and Steven Harrison

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1.5 hours
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This recording is a frank and fascinating conversation between Chris Mercogliano and Steven Harrison, two inspiring visionaries in the alternative education field. Chris was a teacher at the Albany Free School for 35 years and has been featured on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." In this dialog, he shares his experiences teaching at The Albany Free School and discusses some of the topics explored in his newest book, In Defense of Childhood: Protecting Kids' Inner Wildness. Steven Harrison is one of the founders of The Living School in Boulder, Colorado and author several books including The Happy Child: Changing the Heart of Education.

The dialog is followed by an interview with Chris Mercogliano by Connie Shaw.

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