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We need to consistently build credibility & honor the value of learning to make it purposeful, respectful, and enjoyable to students, so they’ll want to Go to School!


“I understand the value of schools operating in a businesslike manner, delivering & being held accountable to the profit margin, not only in well balanced  financial statements, but in how well student learning is progressing and meeting advancing standards!   Passing what I know, onward to others who will benefit, gives my life renewed meaning.”
…..Sharon Quinn


Creativity & Human Spirit is Fun!

Posted by on Dec 2, 2012 in Educational Sense Blog, Fun | 0 comments

Creativity & Human Spirit is Fun!

This video speaks to the heart of our human spirit and how when we plug-in our questions to take our project or whatever to the next level, amazing ideas occur. More so, these engineers  from Odenplan, Stockholm were motivated enough to “go the extra mile” and co-create something fun while useful. I’d say this catapulted them into the joys of making it exciting, too, not only for themselves, but for every person who would come into contact with their wonderful creation.  And, most endearing is this is about something as...

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What Type of Learner Are You?

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Educational Sense Blog | 0 comments

What Type of Learner Are You?

I found this great infographic on the web today and decided it was in everyone’s best interest for me to share it. The people at Online College did a nice job in explaining the different ways in which people learn.   Sometimes these learning differences or styles are referred to or woven into discussions about  our varying intelligences. Though I generally consider our intelligences as our propensities to learn in certain areas of living which can be developed as skills such as emotional  IQ, a cognitive IQ,  social or relating...

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Eye Opening Experience Urges Founding of AKRNA Foundation

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Educational Sense Blog, Fast Facts, Leadership | 0 comments

Eye Opening Experience Urges Founding of AKRNA Foundation

A Shared Journal Note from One of Our Founders, Sharon Quinn Teens Need to Know We Love & Care for Them! “I Need to Know You Care About Me…” “Several years ago, I personally sat in a room before a panel of teens that had been assembled by Oklahoma State Superintendent, Sandy Garret, and looked these disheartened and angry students in their eyes as they made heart-wrenchingly clear to all attendees, ‘We don’t feel like you care about us…Why not??’ Their compelling and brave plea lingers to this...

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Valedictorian Graduate Speaks UP!

Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 in Education in Crises, Educational Sense Blog | 0 comments

Valedictorian Graduate Speaks UP!

Erica Goldson is a valedictorian graduate from Coxsackie-Athens High School. She gives quite a speech to her audience and encourages a hard look at the state of education.  She invites people to start a pedagogic movement.  A.K.R.N.A’s  Educational Revolution by Evolution is an answer to a growing awareness that education cannot continue as it is.  I’ve personally and professionally come to understand how-to turn this tide, and keeping that info to myself seems unconscionable.  So, I reach back with a nonprofit dedicated to...

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It IS Time to Act!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in Educational Sense Blog, Fast Facts, Featured, Paradigm Shift in Education | 0 comments

It IS Time to Act!

Antakarana was founded so this child wouldn’t have to worry about his educational future any longer… We’ll teach you how to inspire meaningful purpose in students, teach for learning skills, not memorization. Skills that are essential curriculum inclusions and can no longer be left out are critical & creative thinking, mutuality of respect, communication, collaboration, self discipline, win-win relating,and inner centering, how to make learning enjoyable. To sit on the answers we have, would not be the...

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Rapport Makes Us Feel We DO Matter

Posted by on Jan 1, 2012 in Educational Sense Blog, Non-Profit | 0 comments

Rapport Makes Us Feel We DO Matter

Rapport is a key skill woven into the core of all Matea training and lies at the heart of all Antakarana Co-Creation Learning Projects – A.K.R.N.A.   Rapport takes on many expressions from kindness, sharing, spending time with someone, phoning someone to hear their voice, a visit to an ailing friend, collaboration, as well as a growing number of nonprofit mission statements which reflect concerns and avid dedications to their work that, essentially, are aimed at building more rapport in our world so that life will be experienced more...

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Why Our Mission Advocates Systems Thinking

Posted by on Dec 31, 2011 in Business of Education, Educational Sense Blog, Paradigm Shift in Education | 0 comments

Why Our Mission Advocates Systems Thinking

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series 3 Unifying Priniciples of a Successful Educational Reform Formula      A.K.R.N.A Brings Unifying Principles into Educational Reform as Integral to Creating a Long Term 21st Century Solution In this article of the series, we address the 1st Principle of a successful formula for educational reform:   Systems Thinking = Critical Thinking = Strategic Thinking Synthesis is a Core Component of Systems Thinking & Systems Thinking IS Strategically Focused on Results Bucky Fuller was...

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Classrooms Need to Be Alive Systems

Posted by on Dec 31, 2011 in Business of Education, Education Articles, Educational Sense Blog, Paradigm Shift in Education | 0 comments

Classrooms Need to Be Alive Systems

We are a non-profit organization structured for impacting society & individuals to reach out of the proverbial “box” by overcoming their fear of uncertainty with change, so they can & WILL engage their full potential, on the physical, mental, emotional and Spiritual levels of their being. This speaks to the integrity and healthiness of being whole and educating from open ended, alive, & interactive systems.     A.K.R.N.A Brings Unifying Principles into Educational Reform as Integral to...

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Rapport Driven Education Teaches Collaboration

Posted by on Dec 30, 2011 in Business of Education, Education Articles, Educational Sense Blog, Paradigm Shift in Education | 0 comments

Rapport Driven Education Teaches Collaboration

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series 3 Unifying Priniciples of a Successful Educational Reform Formula      A.K.R.N.A Brings Unifying Principles into Educational Reform as Integral to Creating a Long Term 21st Century Solution In this article of the series we’ll addresses the 2nd Principle of a successful formula for educational reform:  Non-competitive Relating in order to Birth Collaborative Living for a World Oriented Towards Peace   Image by Corbis     Non-Competitive Relating Honors the Heart of Our...

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What Makes A.K.R.N.A. Educational Reform Different?

Posted by on Dec 26, 2011 in Educational Sense Blog | 0 comments

What Makes Antakarana Co-creation Learning Projects Different? It’s flexible education sustainability package addressing a wholism of learning needs that range from conception to age 21, including training for parents, teachers, and students. We provide a rich platform of engaging change via a modular learning and curriculum approach in order to advance education reform capable of meeting a wider range of readiness to change. This approach allows for pacing change while nurturing confidence in solutions with recognizable learning...

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Our Vision is Always Green & Growing -Pt2

Posted by on Dec 26, 2011 in Educational Sense Blog | 1 comment

Our Vision is Always Green & Growing -Pt2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Our Vision is Always Green & Growing What Our Funding Allocation Plan Looks Like… Our funding goals are set to provide facilities & teaching for training, as well as to initiate scholarships for sensitive applicants who are unable to pay for the education they need in order to transcend their economic shortages that have been keeping them anchored to the paltry shores of being unproductive in helping themselves. We’d like to provide scholarships to those seeking Matea teaching...

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Our Vision is Always Green & Growing -Pt1

Posted by on Dec 26, 2011 in Educational Sense Blog | 0 comments

Our Vision is Always Green & Growing -Pt1

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Our Vision is Always Green & Growing A Cut Above “Norm” We focus on creating an enlightening future, and we’ve chosen education as our platform to accomplish this never-ending goal. We are structure-function and system thinkers, much like Bucky Fuller, who realized synthesis coupled with open-ended strategies is an essential element to meet a task like this with success.   Creating & teaching today, in a way capable of adjusting as the future keeps evolving, is not a dream...

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