Active School Projects
Active Professional Learning Projects
...Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Engagement, Flow & Intrinsic
(What if our founding thinkers really did mean that happiness comes from service to others?)
Overview of the Issues
Character Education Partnership & Intrinsic Motivation
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on Flow - This researcher visited Nashville during the early stages of the development of the Bernstein
Artful Learning Model, and spent a stimulating morning with our Administrative Cabinet.
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness
Happiness & Caring as Transformational Tools
Papers Under Development
"I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers
of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough
to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it
from them, but to inform their discretion."
“The cold war was over. It seemed an almost casual resolution to a sequence of stunning
events: 10 years in Poland, 10 months in Hungary, 10 weeks in East Germany, 10 days in Czechoslovakia.
The power of people in one place accelerating the pace of change in the next. The Soviet Union itself yet to come.
China still to come...... (Tunisia 2011....?)
Peter Jennings (1990)
Peter Jennings Chronology [click on all underlined text]
"What we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War, or the passing of a particular period of post-war history,
but the end of history as such: that is, the end point of mankind's ideological evolution and the universalization of Western
liberal democracy as the final form of human government." 1992 Francis Fukuyama
Balancing the Environment, the Economy & Quality of Life
Hans Roling - Life Expectancy & Income Levels
Informed Civic Engagement
Trends, Futures, & Scenario Planning
2020 Project - 20 views of the Future
China Trends, Studies & Events
Balancing Liberty and Security
Concepts, Metaphors & Hands-On Demonstrations