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This OC Blog features mostly articles from our quarterly OC Magazine.  Articles cover a variety of topics inspired by the different programs that we offer at OC. You will also find Peter's Podium written by Peter Bergson, OC Co-Founder, who explores broader philosophical topics related to Open Education.

 

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12.1.17

It Is Not All Just Fun and Games

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  The end of this program year was marked by a lot of fun and games: first the Tuesday groups held an all-campus, four team Capture-the-Flag game and then the Wednesday and Thursday groups took on...

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8.1.17

The Value of Storytelling For All Ages in All Areas of Life

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The Value of Storytelling For All Ages in All Areas of Life  By Sue Wenger, Lucy Tyson and Mike Hilbert, Shaping Your Life Facilitators   Imagine life without stories. It’s hard to do. There...

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7.1.17

The Risks of Un-invited Instruction

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The Risks of Un-invited Instruction   Watching my six-year-old grandson at his T-ball practice this spring, I was taken back to my time as assistant coach with my daughter Julia’s youth soccer...

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5.15.17

Benefits of Read-Aloud With Older Youth

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Picture this: a room full of 11-13-year-olds so intent, so absorbed, so engrossed by their Facilitator’s voice that if you muted her momentarily, you could most assuredly hear a pin drop. I promise...

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5.1.17

Exploring Mindfulness in the Group Tutorial II Programs

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  Imagine holding a jar containing glitter and water. The glitter rests on the bottom of the jar waiting for its chance to move. You shake the jar and watch the flecks of glitter swirl and tumble...

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4.15.17

Effective Written Communication

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Effective written communication matters. It matters if you are planning a career as a journalist or a writer, but it also matters if you plan to work with people too. It matters. Therefore, as both a...

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