Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Education for Life (EFL) in Public School Blog by  Liz Aguilar

Welcome to my great experiment! 

I’m sure there are some wonderful teachers out there that are familiar with the Education for Life program and that use it on a daily basis in their classroom, whether it’s in a private school setting or in a public school.  I have been teaching in the California public schools for 18 years and I am currently teaching in a northern California middle school.  I teach 6th grade language arts (English), social studies (history), and art.  This blog is to document my attempt at bringing the Education for Life concepts and ideas to a typical public school classroom.

I have an average of 30 students per class and teach 2 - 3 different sets of students for a total average of 60 -90 students per day.  The question is, “How much of the principles of Education for Life can a teacher apply in a public school setting?”  I’m excited to try and experiment with my students.  At worst they will have an interesting school year, at best the sky is the limit. 

There are a couple of disclaimers.  First, even though I am a language arts teacher this blog will not have perfect grammar or even spelling at times.  This is mainly because I will have precious little time for revising, so I apologize ahead of time.   Also, I have no idea how often I will be able to post.  It could be once a week, month, or year.  That being said, comments and suggestions are more than welcomed, I will need all the feedback I can get!

Also, this is a blog for people that are already familiar with the whole Education for Life concept and know about Stages of Maturity, Progressive Development, and Tools of Maturity as well as Flow Learning.  If you are reading this and are not sure what EFL is please go to this great web site and inform yourself.  http://edforlife.org/
Stay tuned as I started school yesterday, August 27, 2012.  I’ll let you know how it goes!