The Island School was featured on the No Such Thing podcast. The topic was Making and Social Action in schools. 6th grader Lynda and 8th grader Armando spoke about their experiences creating social action products such as pillows to help the homeless and a breast cancer documentary.
Here is the podcast description from the No Such Thing Website:
If you don’t believe that social consciousness starts early in human development, you’ll assume Armando and Lynda–middle schoolers in Manhattan–are paid actors. But they’re not, and in this episode they describe some of the projects that their teacher, Dr. Lou Lahana, supports with help from a holistic Community Schools approach at the Lower East Side’s Island School in Manhattan. Guest Steve Heath joins the group from Rhode Island’s Fab Newport, and together the group explores the highs and lows of Maker Education. This is a great episode for those working to glean the essence and values of Maker Ed, or to join veteran educators as they riff on the thornier details.