July 1, 2019

How to Assess Students in Your After-School Program

If your after-school program empowers students to become better learners, it can be a challenge to find meaningful ways to assess student learning. Empowering students to […]
April 24, 2016

Marching to the Beat of a Different Drummer

One two three, one two three, one two three … Nate was in a groove, the ensemble was cookin’, and Miles Davis’ tune All Blues had […]
April 24, 2013

The Blues: An Answer to the Cry of Our Time

Interview with Bill Rossi, 2009 Digging in to look for the life within us and getting in touch with it brings about a release and transformation […]
April 23, 2013

Cultivating an Inner Life

Who Are You? It’s a very important question. Your happiness lies in pursuing your answer. by Christina Lengyel with Bill Rossi Knowing Yourself The following series […]
April 23, 2013

Violence in Our Village

I wanted to begin this piece by saying, “In the wake of the Newtown shooting,” but it doesn’t seem appropriate. This morning I read about a […]
April 24, 2010

Why Standards-Based Education Fails Students

Imposed knowledge never becomes real knowledge; that can only come from within. With its focus on a narrow, one-dimensional performance, standards-based education not only misses the […]
April 24, 2010

Group Mentoring – Leveraging a Youth’s Strengths

Success in group communications gives students confidence in assuming responsibility for their actions, and when they’re given opportunities to understand their actions they can learn that […]
April 24, 2010

Trauma and Creativity

Since trauma creates tension that often feels unbearable, people have no choice but to find a release. A hallmark feature of trauma and other emotional disorders […]