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Gaia Democratic School is currently accepting applications for new students and interns,

Gaia Democratic School is currently accepting applications for new students and interns. Gaia is a K-12 grade, nonprofit, independent school in Minneapolis. Gaia does not discriminate in any way. We are full spectrum and believe in youth empowerment, environmental stewardship, and learning together in fun and freedom! Find out more at

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BFS is currently admitting high school students for 2017-18!

BFS is currently admitting high school students for 2017-18!

At BFS We're Committed to…

•  Diversity and equity in education 
•  Democratic decision making 
•  Social and emotional development 
•  Student centered learning 
•  Self directed student initiatives 

•  No mandatory homework, grades, or tests
•  Age mixing


Find more information here!

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See Replay of School Starters Webinar!

Only once a year we have a free school starters webinar. It was on Thursday, September 8th. You can see it here and even send in a new question which we'll respond to. 

How long have you been talking about starting a new educational alternative? We'd like to help you make that dream a reality!

The 11th AERO Online School Starter Course will begin on September 26th, 2016. That's only 2 weeks away! It will run until January. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants. Up to five people can participate from each site without additional cost.

AERO has helped start more than 100 educational alternatives. You can see a partial list here. Since AERO's mission is the Education Revolution, we try to help people create as many learner-centered alternatives as we can. This course has been the most effective way we have discovered to help people go from their dream and vision to the reality of a new, vibrant educational alternative.

The course is not in real time except for an occasional optional live Skype or Google chat.  The course is on a dedicated website so you can access it from anywhere in the world at your own pace and schedule, responding to each section as we open it and responding to the posts of other students in the course. The site has videos, audio interviews, book excerpts, etc. 

The two instructors are Jerry Mintz, director of AERO, and Chris Mercogliano, author of How to Grow a School and long-time director of Albany Free School.  But the key to the course is the interaction between the students.

You can take the course for up to 3 graduate credits from Antioch University New England. The full course is now $1000 but will rise to $1200 shortly. It is now $1500 if you want graduate credit.

You can get more information about the course or sign up for it here. It has already started to fill up for this year! Inquire if you need payments or scholarship help.

If you have questions you can write to


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Self Design Graduate Institute Webinars for Fall

SelfDesign Graduate Institute Fall 2016 Faculty Webinars


Integral Leadership in Business and Educational Organizations
with Anne Adams
Participants will gain an introduction to integrality through an exploration of their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual intelligences.

Sunday, September 25 at 4PM PDT 
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Creative Awareness and Creative Healing
with Mali Burgess
Explore creative awareness and creative healing principles and processes that enliven healing potential and honor and support the wisdom of the body.

Sunday, October 2 at 4 PM PDT
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Prescription for a Healthy Learning Environment
with Peter Berg
Explore principles that can be adapted to make any learning environment healthier.  

Sunday, October 9 at 4 PM PDT
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How Do You Know?
with Ba Luvmour
Weave together insights from child development, spiritual philosophy, brain research, and anthropology to explore the question 'how do we know?'

Sunday, October 16 at 4 PM PDT
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Evolutionary Parenting
with David Marshak
Explore how the consciousness that parents bring to their parenting can enhance the evolution of consciousness in their children as their children grow through childhood and adolescence.

Sunday, October 30 at 4 PM PDT
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The Beauty of Constraints: Leveraging Challenges to Improve Systems
with Zach Oliver
Explore the theoretical framework for understanding systems, the Theory of Constraints, as developed by Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt.

Sunday, November 13 at 4 PM PST
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Education Depends on Integration of Self and World 
with Beth Sutton
Explore the Enki Approach to nurturing the integration within each of us—and between us and our worlds—that leads naturally to a direct experience of spirituality.

Sunday, November 20 at 4 PM PST
Find out more and register!