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Author: Anne Wintemute

It’s the Tuesday after Martin Luther King day, and I have been doing some thinking.  What were MLK’s parents like?  Did he develop his sense of compassion and duty through his observations of them?  Do parents today know that they are raising tomorrow’s justice-seekers?  As 
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I recently came across a TedTalk video that offers a unique perspective on the happiness many of us find ourselves pursuing.  According to the scientist in the TedTalk, happiness is not just the transient feeling of joy, but a result of deep connectedness to the 
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  For me, November is a time of abundance, appreciation and reflection.  Where my mind was once occupied with fantasies of large wedges of pumpkin pie, a deep sense of gratitude for our community has overtaken. In February of 2015, with a nascent vision of 
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We do a lot of things differently at Highlands Micro School, and there is a reason why we have made intentional departures from conventional wisdom.  In this blog post we will talk about how our values and commitment to learning contradict traditional student grading, and 
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Same Teacher, Same Classroom? At Highlands Micro School, a multi-age classroom is at the heart of our community.  Parents are often curious if this is something we need to do because we are small, or if it is an intentional design element backed by evidence.  
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“Modern One-Room School House Coming To Denver’s Highland Neighborhood” … Article from Colorado Public Radio by Jenny Brundin published on February 9, 2016 … Think of a one-room school house — it’s probably an old wooden school on a prairie in the 1800s, maybe with 
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Anne Wintemute, founder of the Highlands Micro School, joins host Laura Armer in this episode of The DIY Learner podcast. Anne’s background in business start-up and development and experience as an advocate for evidence-based maternity care paved the way for her current venture, Highlands Micro 
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Read our article published in the Highlands Way of Life magazine: Why Teaching “Soft Skills” Matters As the Director of Highlands Micro School, an independent elementary school, much of my work with parents involves helping them identify the short and long-term goals they have for 
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Read our article published in Education Next: The NuVu Innovation School sits a few blocks west of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on the second floor of a steel-and-glass building. Inside an airy open space, small groups of middle- and high-school students spend their days 
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