As you explore selected articles (above), and as you reflect on the Greenshire School's mission and philosophy, we invite you to share your voice with the community. Please email Greenshire [EMAIL LINK] with your thoughts and idea (and your photo, if you wish), and we will consider your submission. Thank you.
Comments on Holistic Education
By Brian Bogusz [parent of high school senior]
"The prospect of creating a community of like minded individuals where students and teachers can relate to and respect each other will create the real change that the world so desperately needs now and in the future. The change to a society based on mutual trust and compassion can only be truly realized with these values being re-established with the younger generation." BB
I so enjoyed the recent article you shared about Krishnamurti and his beliefs and ideals regarding modern education. It is so good to know that this different approach to education is still alive and well and still being considered by people like you and Jim.
The Greenshire School
By Lilly Shields [senior, public high school]
First, I'd like to say that it's incredible to me that you and Jim have undertaken such an enormous task (and such an influential one). On that note, I'd like to offer my help in any way that I could be of use. To me, the most important and dynamic part of the Greenshire School is the "flavor of the school." I think that with your unique personalities and backgrounds in holistic studies, you both have a lot to offer in this aspect to the school.
Thoughts on the Greenshire School
By Kacie Bogusz [senior, charter school for the arts]
Communication and Relationships:
Many problems with education today are within the educators themselves. The main problem is one of communication and the relationship with students. In my experience, today, many students, including myself, are afraid to question a teacher or bring up a problem in a grade, or how they feel they're being educated. When students have a problem with a certain way of learning or being taught, they should have the opportunity to voice it. Instead, most students are nervous to talk to a teacher about the problem, and will instead try to deal with it themselves, neglecting to voice their issue to any adults. But at these times, what matters most to a student is having a trusted adult to talk to.
Education and its Issues, and How to Solve Them
By Kacie Bogusz [high school senior]
"... we need more attention, and we need more freedom. Give us that, and we can change the world." KB
It is a common goal of many young people to be a teacher. I know many people, including myself, who have at least thought about the idea once or twice. But why? What is the attraction to education? Many people go into education thinking they can change the world, or at least a small portion of it, by changing lives of future generations. Unfortunately, that rarely happens. Young new teachers come into their first job with this idea that they can change a student's life, or many students.