The Transcendentalists and/or 21st Century Education

Publications: Books & Articles

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Through writings, lectures and hands-on experiences with books owned by Thoreau, Emerson, the Alcotts and others, Kent has helped audiences across the country understand the value of world views forged 150 years ago as he “brings the presence of the past into the present to help inform the future.” He has also presented extensively on Sant Bani School. He is available for:

21st Century Education

Reece & Kent SBS

21st Century Education Presentations & Workshops:

  • The Need for a 21st Century Education Grounded in the Past/Present/Future

    • Founding and maintaining schools

    • School culture including Mindfulness and Reflective Practices

    • What fascinates me is the way in which, from the beginning, Sant Bani School was able to anticipate both what brain science now tells us about how we learn best and what schools everywhere are embracing in the name of 21st century education. From the start, Sant Bani focused on curricular approaches that are currently gaining attention everywhere: project-based learning, integrated curriculum, entrepreneurship, problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, mindfulness, self-directed learning, community service, demonstration of learning, and a large dose of outdoor education.
      Michael Brosnan, author, poet, and former editor of NAIS’s Independent School Magazine

  • Sustainable Practices - Helping schools assess where they are in terms of sustainability and what steps they might take based on the principles of DRAWDOWN: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming (www.drawdown.org)

  • Transition & Change in Schools Today - the need for and impact of dynamic thinking