Author: Sarah Rosendahl

Maria Montessori 150 years

“On the higher educational level, justice is something truly spiritual; it tries to ensure that every child shall make the best of himself (achieve his potential). Justice is to give every human being the necessary help to bring about the fullest spiritual stature. Service of the spirit at every age means helping those energies that…
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SCARF model

Understanding needs – SCARF in school

Do you know your brain? You probably know a little something. Like how it works through firing neurons in complex neural networks, and how the brain chemistry: hormones like dopamine, serotonin and adrenaline, affect how you feel. You probably know that different areas of the brain are dedicated to e.g. language, vision etc, and you…
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Like a boss

Who is accountable?

“Surely there must be someone that is held accountable if the team’s result isn’t satisfactory?” “Everybody’s responsibility is nobody’s responsibility”. “I like to be able to send complaining parents to the principal instead of having to deal with them myself.” “Who should I call in a team when there’s no boss?” “How do I know…
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Robert Kegan: the Evolution of the Self

Robert Kegan is one of the researchers whose work has inspired us at Teal School. He is a retired Professor in Adult Learning and Professional Development at Harvard Graduate School of Education and the author of books like The Evolving Self, In Over Our Heads and Immunity to Change. We encourage you to listen to…
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The brighter future is in the hands of Wholeness

“It is about people. Connecting deeply to each other, to themselves and to the system. From seeing the system as something that is out there, something they´re doing to us, towards seeing yourself as being part of the system” /Otto Scharmer, talk about U Theory, Wisdom 2.0 The month of October is coming to an…
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Classroom in the 30's-40's

“Make School more boring and difficult for Students”

This is an English translation of the article “Gör skolan tråkigare och jobbigare för eleverna”. It was with a degree of disappointment and sadness that we read the words of both Gabriel Heller-Sahlgren’s and Nima Sanandaji’s paper titled “Make School more boring and difficult for Students” in the Swedish paper; Svenska Dagbladet 20-05-2019. The authors…
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Meeting Tomas Björkman, co-author of The Nordic Secret

A couple of weeks ago we met with Tomas Björkman for the first time. Having known him only as the founder of Ekskäret Foundation and the author of Världen vi skapar (The World We Create) and The Nordic Secret (and being Facebook friends) it was great meeting in person. We talked about our common understanding…
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School from the 30's

“Gör skolan tråkigare och jobbigare för eleverna”

Det är med en viss grad av förskräckelse vi läser Gabriel Heller-Sahlgrens och Nima Sanandajis debattinlägg ”Gör skolan tråkigare och jobbigare för eleverna” i Svenska Dagbladet 2019-05-20. I en historisk återblick får vi följa författarnas bild av vad som gått snett i svenska skolan. I den bilden har Sveriges progressiva tankar kring elevdemokrati och självlett lärande,…
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Why grades?

Why grades?

A little while ago I started thinking about the purpose of grades. I’ve been against grades altogether for years, but I hadn’t reflected that deeply about why they were there in the first place. There has been an ongoing debate about starting to give out grades in 4th grade in Sweden, instead of 6th grade…
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Passion led us here

Welcome to Teal School

We are here to start a dialogue and a movement for a better school system. Better for the students, better for the teachers, better for the society. We think the paradigm shift towards the Teal organizational level as described by Frédéric Laloux is the natural starting point. As we go along building this network we…
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