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Special Section 2

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Whatcom Day Academy: A Look at a Model School in the National League of Democratic Schools

Abstract

During the past decade, we have been involved in an ongoing process to articulate our beliefs about education, to ground those beliefs in current research about learning, children, and brain development, and to develop a coherent set of practices informed by those beliefs that encompass all aspects of the school program. This has been a very complicated process that has frequently challenged us to uncover and re-examine long-held assumptions, to re-orient our relationships, and to work collaboratively across age levels and disciplines to make changes in the midst of all the activity and busy-ness of a school full of energetic and curious children. It has often felt akin to renovating a ship while sailing through a hurricane.

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