Jackie Burt’s book Orsch…Cutting the Edge in Education details a new approach to education that is much needed, if not urgent. Burt contends that we can, in fact, do better for our kids in the public school system. The current state of affairs is centered on standardized tests and a general approach that does not speak to the unique needs of each individual region,Learn more
A progressive school developing progressive thinkers
Orsch has discovered many answers to today's educational crisis and will forever continue to seek answers. We have looked to the students themselves for guidance. We have responded to their needs while guiding them toward skills they will need far into the future.Current Happenings
A place where you can be who you are…and move at your own pace…and explore…and discover…and develop talents…and dig in! A place where a genuine community exists. We honor and respect each other’s differences. We laugh and learn and live our days together. Because we are a multiage environment (a one-room schoolhouse) we enjoy the variety and differences in age groups, and treat eachLearn more
Orsch…Cutting the Edge in Education is Jackie Burt’s hopeful message to students past, present, and future and to teachers everywhere. It is about the possibilities, not the challenges or problems. The blockades to meaningful, student-centered change have been well documented since the dawn of classical education and throughout the evolution of modern education. Burt’s book makes meaningful reform seem possible and obtainable. She seeksLearn more
Dear Elizabeth, Your enthusiasm for teaching comes home every day with Lolo and I’ve been meaning to thank you for really inspiring her. She recently told me at dinner that she has decided that not wandering and finishing her projects make her feel really good, so thanks. That is a really big deal for our little fluttering butterfly child!
Thanks for all the amazing creative and culturally rich learning and growing exercises that you make available. I am grateful for you and for Orsch! Thanks. Pat!