There Is More in Us Than We Know
A Book of Readings
"There is more in us than we know. If we can made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to setting for less."
This book of readings is part of EL Education’s 25th anniversary celebration. Scraps of paper tucked into notebooks, dog-eared pages from our favorite authors, and long memories have finally been brought together to create this collection. It reaches back into our heritage with Outward Bound and the Harvard Graduate School of Education to elevate the values that have guided us since our inception. And it draws on some of the seminal documents that have guided our work for many years—such as the Design Principles and the Dimensions of Student Achievement—that will carry us into the future. This book of readings draws on the accumulated collections of many EL Education staff, teachers, and school leaders and is curated with educators and students in mind.
Readings are organized in the following categories.
Equity and Social Justice
Nature and Adventure
Service and Contribution
Teaching and Learning
, Founder, Only to Grow–Coaching for Changemakers; Former Managing Director of Program, EL Education
A well-chosen reading serves as a brief, yet powerful offering that provides a group with a touchstone, an inspiration, a provocation. Over time, readings become like a series of tiny webs that bind groups across time and space. Imagine each reading as a fine thread catching dew and light, stitching us together as we read them again and again, with fresh eyes each time.
Inspiration and reflection