FROM LIMITATIONS TO POSSIBILITIES - What the last twelve months taught us

8 April 2021

Listen to the conversation of our members of Green School Bali faculty on what they have learned and are still learning. These past 12 months have been challenging and eye-opening at the same time. As we are forced to slow down and listen to nature’s call, education demands a new approach. In this talk, Green School Bali Educators will share takeaway ideas and practical tips on how to find opportunities in the limitations of today. Hear about what motivates them, what has inspired them, and real stories about REAL learning.

Meet Our Panelists

Andy Ashton

Green School Bali Primary Teacher
as the Moderator

Francis Mollet

Green School Bali High School Literacy & Language Teacher | Founder of SOAP™ - Student Ocean Ambassadors Program™

Andy taught in the Australian school system for decades before seeking out a learning space that actively encourages nature-aware experiential learning, project-based activities and a place where each day the teacher learns as much as the students. Having landed at Green School Bali, he has enjoyed a year teaching in these ways, before going on-line for 3 terms, and trying to make experiential learning work in an online setting. Now he’s keen to explore the lessons we are learning from ‘forced’ online learning, and how it can change the future of education.

Francis is a Jack of all trades currently teaching High school literacy, languages, capoeira, mindfulness/well-being, design and bin-making. Since coming to Green School nearly 7 years ago seeking to learn more about experiential service-based learning, co-teaching and the long-overdue makeover of education, he has taught a number of different courses across all areas of the school from Primary to High School but his passion project is still SOAP – Student Ocean Ambassadors Program™. He believes limitations can be a boon for creativity and is keen to explore the possibilities to galvanize a shift in the priorities in education during these testing times towards a more holistic, student-centered approach.

Rahayu Kusuma Pratiwi

Green School Bali High School Science
and Math Teacher

Michael Spicer

Green School Bali Primary Teacher and
Co-creator of Green School Anywhere

After graduating 5 years ago, Rahayu started her career and gained so much experience at Green School Bali from co-teaching, project-based learning, Jalan-jalan class, service trip, and Model United Nations Conference. She enjoys being a teacher for the future of changemakers. Even though creating an active and engaging learning experience during this pandemic is a huge challenge for all teachers, Rahayu believes that creative thinking, adaptation and collaboration are the most important skills for future education.

Michael is continuing his learning journey in his second year at Green School Bali. With 9 years working previously in the international school system, he has transitioned his experience in project-based learning and technology integration to a skills and values-based learning approach. Social emotional learning and fostering a sense of belonging has been a priority for him as an educator. Michael is intrigued at the potential for innovation yet to evolve from dialogue, discussions, and heart-to-hearts within our educational community.