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Sparking Innovative Ideas

This year, Laura’s science classes at One Spark Academy are focusing on innovation! We started the year with a study of biomimicry…a relatively “new” science where designers, scientists, and engineers use nature’s models to solve human problems. (We even made the news!) In Session 2, students were asked to come up with an invention, and many drummed up ideas that […]

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The One Spark Story

In July, 2011, my husband Todd and I founded One Spark Academy. Within a week or so after choosing its name, […]

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Sparking Innovative Ideas

This year, Laura’s science classes at One Spark Academy are focusing on innovation! We started the year with a study […]

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A Fascination with Real Food

This article was published April 19, 2013 on Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (US) website. Article may no longer be available. […]

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Organic Education?

When I first saw this picture (original source unknown), it was one of those “Aha” moments. Todd and I had […]

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In Memory of My Greatest Teacher

On March 27, at 9:15 in the morning, my sweet father, Jan Peters, passed away. The end of his life […]

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Khan’s One World Schoolhouse

This blog post is by guest blogger Tom Stough, college librarian. Thanks Tom!                […]

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Manners vs. Rigor

“An education filled with rigor but absent inspiration is meaningless, even damaging. But, an inspired education without rigor can be […]

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Follow Your Dream

Did you ever buy a lottery ticket and wonder what you’d do with the winnings? I haven’t often played, but […]

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Relationships Matter

It’s always been important for me to teach children the importance of real relationships. If students feel a deep connection […]

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The Proof of Learning

It’s that time of the year again when everyone who is involved in a public school is enduring some added […]

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Lessons from Yosemite

On Sunday morning, March 18th, at 6:30 AM, a group of twenty-four of us from One Spark Academy (including two […]

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