FOXed Up, Student DJ, Popsicle Stick Bridges and Other Fun at PSCS… Excerpt from the latest Newsletter: “…This episode is important for two reasons. First: The other school is not actually the weird school. Just like families, whether you are also an FBI dad and a forensic genius mom, two secret agent dads, two sets…

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Every Sunday in 2015, Andy is emailing a kindness theme for interested people to consider. The themes are intended to build on each other, thus helping folks deepen their understanding of kindness. This program, called 52 Weeks of Kindness is also a part of the Intelligent Optimist magazine’s Transformative Studies Program (more here). This week’s…

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Listen up, my fellow alum. This isn’t hyperbole: If it weren’t for Puget Sound Community School, I wouldn’t be here today. I’d be somewhere, sure, but I wouldn’t be here, in my office, all happy with the direction of my life and proud of the man I’ve become. Before PSCS, school just didn’t make sense…

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PSCS students created two new classmates in Scobie’s Tape Sculpture class last term. Ricky the Hitchhiker was sculpted with a protruding thumb, designed to travel cross country. Lucy the Climber was sculpted to look like a student climbing a wall, fence, or any manner of scaleable city. Both sculptures were randomly dropped off in Seattle’s…

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Make Tiny Films was on one of several PSCS 2013 Fall Term block class offerings (other 2-week block courses this term: All About the Wall, Crashing Cymbals, Poetry Workshop, and Mindfulness/Neuroscience). Taught by PSCS teaching staff member Nic Warmenhoven, MTF is a two week block class designed to lead students through planning, filming, and editing short…

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A Timely Interview With Jon Ramer About Creating Collective Compassion (Part 2) Huffington Post …“There’s a genius educator in Seattle who runs The Puget Sound Community School, and he’s been teaching kindness for years. He takes kids out and they perform random acts of kindness. For example, they go to the library and randomly put…

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Q: What goes around and comes around? A circle, that’s what! And at PSCS, a circle is an important shape, perhaps THE most important shape. We begin each day in a circle (check-in) and we end each day in a circle (check-out). At various times during the day we are in small circles (classes). And…

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At PSCS we say our product is to be part of a loving and nurturing school environment. One way we do this is to honor special events like Ally Week, taking place this week, and Spirit Day, taking place today. Spirit Day is designed for people to speak out against bullying and to show their…

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School Director Andy Smallman was the featured guest yesterday on the Vibrance Radio Podcast, described on their website “as a pathway to believe that you can live life on your own terms and thrive.” Board member Steve Griggs heard about a call-out by the show’s host, Caroline Meyer, hoping to locate people who are making…

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