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Friday, September 17, 2021

Lessons learned

‘We students need your patience’

I will never forget the moment in March 2020 when they passed out the printed announcement at the Liceo de Uvita, telling us that...

They are the school

Rebeca. Ariel. Ingrid. Gabriela. Silvia.  Rebeca surrounds herself in flashcards and pens and laminated charts, even if she is the only one who can touch...

Searching for a Renaissance

The final installment in our four-part series on education and the pandemic in Costa Rica, inspired by a 2006 series by our co-founders that...

Learning liberated: The movement for innovation in education in Costa Rica

The first thing that strikes you as you enter HeartSong Community of Free Learners is how different it looks and feels from a conventional...

Those who feed our children

What did you eat for your schoolroom lunches? Chicken and garbanzos on top of white rice in a crowded city school? Spoon-shaped orbs of melon...

The equalizers

Third in a four-part series on education and the pandemic in Costa Rica, inspired by a 2006 series by our co-founders that followed three...

‘I see our school as an innovation lab’

In a country with significant educational inequality—differences that have been exacerbated by the pandemic, when the lack of connectivity of more than 400,000 students...

When a parent is the teacher

The curtain is drawn back for us, though at the time, it seems quite dull: long, hopeful hours in the classroom before the year...

Inequality and the virus

Second in a four-part series on education and the pandemic in Costa Rica, inspired by a 2006 series by our co-founders that followed three...

Wild Backyard, a saving grace during COVID

I have the privilege to work as wildlife, nature, and travel photographer, and as a naturalist guide. When quarantine started as a result of...
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