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Smaller Schools Build Close-Knit Communities and More Positive Learning

By JEN RITA “The size of the school does not inhibit personal interaction; it encourages it. Small schools typically serve a community nucleus. This invites strong support from parents and community members as well as closer working relationships among the … Continue reading

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If You Want to Learn the Pipes, You Will Need a Great Teacher

By STUART GRAUER It was the greatest drought in forty years and we were concerned the emerald isle would be brown, but we were keeping quiet about it. I had a teacher’s scholarship to study Irish culture at the esteemed … Continue reading

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Exile and Restitution: Thoughts on the Riddle of Childscape

By STUART GRAUER Dr. Stuart Grauer is a teacher, the founding Head of School at The Grauer School, and Founder of The Small Schools Coalition. This is part of the answer to the riddle of childhood unhappiness: their minds need, … Continue reading

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Supporting Smaller Schools and Their Communities

By JOE BROOKS, Community Works Institute (CWI) Over the past several decades small school consolidation and regionalization of schools has rolled on and rolled out in so many communities. Our colleague and contributing editor Stuart Grauer, a teacher, head of … Continue reading

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Freeways and Country Lanes: A Rebirth of the Small Community School?

By STUART GRAUER Dr. Stuart Grauer is a teacher, the founding Head of School at The Grauer School, and Founder of The Small Schools Coalition. “Will metro areas evolve from the behemoths they are today into a series of smaller … Continue reading

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Intentional Teaching, Against the Odds

By STUART GRAUER Dr. Stuart Grauer is a teacher, the founding Head of School at The Grauer School, and Founder of The Small Schools Coalition. “When we are born, we cry that we are come To this great stage of … Continue reading

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The Bat Cave: Accessing the Deeper with Our Students

By STUART GRAUER Dr. Stuart Grauer is a teacher, the founding Head of School at The Grauer School, and Founder of The Small Schools Coalition. Sean Preci’s winning high school surf team set out for the coral reef breaks and … Continue reading

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Fishin’ My Life Away: Great Teaching is the Study of the Student

By STUART GRAUER There would be no teachers out there. It was a potentially bewildering, map-free realm, and instructions at the fly shop were on the order of: Get on the frontage road. Before Divide, you take the gravel turnoff, … Continue reading

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The Nutcracker Suite, A Winter Holiday Confession

By STUART GRAUER This is a really crazy story, from a little village in the Swiss Jura, and it happened a long time ago. I never thought I’d tell it. But it’s been a few years now and this feeling … Continue reading

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Small Schools: The Myths, Reality, and Potential of Small Schools

[wps-social-ninja global-settings=”0″ show-count=”0″ show-before-post-content=”1″ show-after-post-content=”0″ align=”left” social-engines=”facebook,twitter,googleplus,linkedin,pinterest” layout=”wps-sn-layout-round” /] By STUART GRAUER and CHRISTINA RYAN Dr. Stuart Grauer is a teacher, the founding Head of School at The Grauer School, and Founder of The Small Schools Coalition. “I spent years … Continue reading

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