Exponential Education Sprout: Replacing Standardization with Discovery and Play
“How can I make a difference?” asked Michael Carberry. “How, and whom, can I serve?”. The answer was clear: continue following your inspirations and help others (especially kids) to do the same; help them to find their unique and authentic path in life.
This commitment led Michael to the Austin Waldorf School, where he immersed himself in Waldorf’s Foundation Studies, worked in the Kindergarden, and substitute taught K-12, including art, Spanish, and band. He also focused on early childhood development at the Greenwood School, a Waldorf-inspired pre-school. His offerings included World Music, Capoeira (an Afro-Brazilian martial art/dance), Native American studies, art, history, and PE.
Amid all of this, Michael began imagining his ideal school — where he could connect with students at a deeper level, get in touch with their inspirations, and support their all-around development. He quickly realized that this school didn’t exist yet, so he got to work creating the Whole Life Learning Center.Back to speakers