Category Archives: Graduation

What a Large Zucchini, Piling Wood & the Call of the Bobolink Have to Do With Progressive Education: Jim Sparrell’s Graduation Talk

Here is the talk Jim Sparrell gave at the Individualized MA graduation on August 5, 2012: Thank you graduates for inviting me to offer a few words. I have taken the liberty of inviting this large zucchini to join me, … Continue reading

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Activist Librarian Tells Graduates To Tell Their Own Stories: Jessamyn West at Graduation

Jessamyn West may not be a household name, she’s one of the most famous librarians in America, and she doesn’t even work in a library. Instead, she works from home and on the road, advocating for how to gap the … Continue reading

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Graduation Day!

Today I watched nine of our students graduate — nine people who came here to Goddard College with a passion for studying something of their own design, and who, through the process of looking deep and wide and trusting where … Continue reading

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Graduating Student Workshops at IMA August 2010 Residency

At each Individualized MA residency, graduating students present their studies to the Goddard community. Here are the presentations students will be giving for the Aug. 6-13 residency. Altogether, these workshops give us a sense of the scope and depth of … Continue reading

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Francis Charet: Graduation Talk on Ganesha

Graduation talk delivered by Francis Charet, IMA faculty and coordinator of Consciousness Studies, at the Individualized MA graduation ceremony on Feb. 14, 2010. Ladies and gentlemen, members of the Goddard community, families and friends. I am honored to have been … Continue reading

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Jim Sparrell: Vocation, Avocation & the Stories of Our Lives

>Jim Sparrell, IMA faculty member, recently spoke about the connections between vocation and avocation when he delivered the Commencement Address for the August, 2009 graduation of the Individualized MA Program. A psychologist who specializes in narrative therapy, and works with … Continue reading

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Graduation in Goddard’s IMA Program

>Just about anyone who witnesses a Goddard graduation walks away thinking it was unlike any graduation they ever saw before. That’s because each of our students is, in effect, his or her own valedictorian, sharing his/her story of finding a … Continue reading

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