Miscellaneous

Explaining the Method

by Alex Fuller-Young on December 28, 2010

Thoughts from our veteran Montessori expert, Marie Scott, on the philosophies of Maria Montessori and the experience of implementing them in Nicaragua, at School of Louise’s Dreams…   Maria Montessori’s teachings have been in the educational world for a long time — it’s been over a hundred years since she started a class in 1907, in […]

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Another successful year ended at School of Louise’s Dreams. We ended the year with a record number of students, and the most expansive program to date. The school year ended with exactly 183 students enrolled in grades that ranged from preschool to fourth grade. The numbers of students in each grade were as follows: Preschool – 63 […]

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Staff Paints Classrooms

by Alex Fuller-Young on September 27, 2010

With a gift from a passing group of visitors, the staff at School of Louise’s Dreams was able to beautify the classrooms a bit by painting the walls. Having previously painted the walls white with a few months ago, the student’s rooms are now vibrant colors. All the better to stir the imagination!

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Viktoria Nazadova recently completed a month-long internship at School of Louise’s Dreams. Arriving from her home in Luxembourg, Viktoria spent four weeks in Nagarote living at the home of Professor Juana, one of our staff. Viktoria commented that her home-stay with Juana and her family was a highly valuable experience, as it allowed her to […]

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The Vernon D. & Florence E. Roosa Family Foundation continued their support of The Right to Learn last month by making a $10,000 donation to our College Scholarship Program. This gift continues the foundation’s tradition of strong support for The Right to Learn. It was the Roosa family’s generous gift a few years ago that […]

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On Thursday, 2 September 2010, James and Eva Johnson reported that they successfully completed the final leg of their journey along the Pacific Crest Trail. Their comments and thoughts on their accomplishment are below. From all of us at The Right to Learn, thanks to those of you that supported the Hike for Our Students. At […]

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From South Lake Tahoe, California. Internet cafe near Motel 6. 64 miles left to go to finish PCT in California, Echo Summit to Donner Pass. Since last visit to computer at Mammoth Lakes, we walked north from Red’s Meadow past the JMT (John Muir Trail)/PCT split up to Thousand Island Lake, then back south on […]

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From Mammoth Lakes, California. We are in this tourist town (skiing, mountain biking, etc.) resting and cleaning up after the most memorable, exciting and perilous hiking experience of our lives coming along the shared tread of the Pacific Crest and John Muir Trails. Thankfully, we had hiked about 93 miles coming north on the PCT […]

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James M.S. Johnson and Louise Brunberg recently made guest appearances on two Florida radio stations when they were invited on air by Diana Donlon from Englewood, Florida’s WENG station and Sarasota’s WSLR with Bob Conner. James and Louise utilized this time to discuss the work being done at School of Louise’s Dreams. Louise recounted the […]

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Steering Committee Member David Chatowski recently returned from a long visit to Nicaragua. While there, David continued his ongoing work of teaching art to children. On his two month visit, David split his time between Nagarote and the mountain city of Somoto, in the northern region of Nicaragua. David spent a full month with the […]

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