M.A. Lucas-Green

Principle, Infinite Inquiry Inc.
Jonesboro, GA, United States

About M.A.

Bio

Curriculum Vita
M.A. LUCAS-GREEN

SCHOOLING
M.S. Social Foundations of Education: Educational Policy Studies, Georgia State University, May 2009
Thesis: “Merging Freirean Dialogue with Dominican DREAMS: A Case Study”

B.A. Spanish: Latin American Studies and Commerce, Georgia State University, May 1999

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Democratization of K12 Education
Experiential K12 Education
Expeditionary K12 Education
Spanish Language
Latin American History and Culture
Social Entrepreneurship
Homeschooling and Homeschool Policy

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
2010-present Principle, Infinite Inquiry Incorporated, Jonesboro, Georgia.

2011 La Revolución Educativa (The Educational Revolution): A Multi-disciplinary Culminating Excursion for K-8 Critical Reflection. Primary Inquiries: the Ice Age, Neolithic Revolution, Bronze Age, Greek Revolution, Roman Empire, Dark Age, Copernican Revolution, Enlightenment, American Revolution, French Revolution, Haitian Revolution, Latin American Independence from Spain, the Civil Rights Movement, and the present educational revolution across the globe. Mykonos, Greece; Versailles, France; Savannah, Georgia; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; San Jose, Costa Rica; Monteverde, Costa Rica; London, England; Mala-Mala Game Reserve, South Africa; Cairo, Egypt; Montgomery, Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia.

2010 National Treasure Excursion: A Multi-disciplinary Culminating Excursion for K-8 Critical Reflection. Primary Inquiries: the French Revolution, Enlightenment and the American Revolution. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Washington, DC; Charlottesville, Virginia; Alexandria, Virginia.

2010 Land of Lincoln Excursion: A Multi-disciplinary Culminating Excursion for K-8 Critical Reflection. Primary Inquiries: the American Civil War, US Westward Expansion, Industrialization and ‘The City of the Century’. Nashville, Tennessee; Hodgenville, Kentucky; Springfield, Illinois; Chicago, Illinois.

2000-2010 Full-Day Multidisciplinary Tutor/Owner, Kid’s Rincón Academy, Jonesboro, Georgia.

2009 Wild, Wild, West Excursion: A Multi-disciplinary Culminating Excursion for K-8 Critical Reflection. Primary Inquiries: American Geography, American Antebellum South, Napoleon Bonaparte and Thomas Jefferson’s Louisiana Purchase, the effectiveness of Presidents: Andrew Jackson and James Knox Polk. Atlanta, Georgia; Savannah, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Memphis, Tennessee; St. Louis, Missouri; New Orleans, Louisiana; Flagstaff, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2009 The ‘New’ World: A Multi-disciplinary Culminating Excursion for K-8 Critical Reflection. Primary Inquiries: The Age of Exploration, North American History, Dehumanization, Spanish Language and Literature.

2008 The DREAM Project, A six week, K-8 Service Learning Collaboration, Kid’s Rincón Academy Incorporated. Primary Inquiries: Spanish Language, Dominican Culture. Cabarete, Dominican Republic.

2007 The DREAM Project, A six week, K-8 Service Learning Collaboration, Kid’s Rincón Academy Incorporated. Primary Inquiries: Spanish Language, Dominican Culture. Cabarete, Dominican Republic.

2002 Costa Rica Ecology Program, The University of Georgia, College of Agricultural Sciences – Young Scholars Internship Program, Invited Educator/Escort. San Jose, Costa Rica; Alajuela, Costa Rica; Monteverde, Costa Rica; San Miguel, Costa Rica.

1997-2003 Foreign Language Instructor (Spanish), Georgia Public Schools.

COURSES TAUGHT
Spanish Language and Culture – High School Level One
Spanish Language and Culture – High School Level Two
Spanish Language and Culture – High School Level Three
Survival English – Adult Education
Survival Spanish – Adult Education

SERVICE
Community

Co-Founder, The Experiential Foundation, 2009-present

Volunteer Experiential Educator, The Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project (The DREAM Project), Cabarete, Dominican Republic, 2006-2009

Fayette County Public Library, Fayetteville, GA, 2004-2005

Survival English, Jonesboro, Georgia 2002-2003

The Girl Scouts of America, Georgia, 1997-1999

MEMBERSHIPS
American Educational Research Association, 2010-present
Member, John Dewey Society, 2011-present
Cooperative Learning: Theory, Research and Practice SIG, 2011-present
Democratic Citizenship in Education SIG, 2011-present
Educational Change SIG, 2011-present
Holistic Education SIG, 2011-present
Informal Learning Environments Research SIG, 2011-present
Learning Environments SIG, 2011-present
School Choice SIG, 2011-present
School Community, Climate, and Culture SIG, 2011-present
Studying and Self-Regulated Learning SIG, 2011-present

National Society for Experiential Education, Secondary Education Network, 2010-2012
Member, Deliberative Democracy, Environmental Studies & Social Justice SIG, Education Abroad SIG, Service-Learning SIG

Languages

English, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

None :-)

I'm passionate about

intellectual freedom and democracy in k12 education.

Talk to me about

the socialization of our children, schooling, education, ecology

People don't know I'm good at

being alone.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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M.A. Lucas-Green
Posted almost 3 years ago
Is the internet, not formal education, the new great equalizer?
The industrial model is not working all over the world. Thanks to the Millenium Development Goals, the UN has brought facilities, books, and training to regions that previously had nothing. Yes, in this situation, our model does work as inquiry is part of human nature. The internet however, provides unlimited resources to all with access. The statistics on cell phone subscriptions are staggering, bringing knowledge to nearly every community on earth. That is a model that REALLY works. Now if we can bring some form of organization to it all, we will have an amazing resource.
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M.A. Lucas-Green
Posted about 3 years ago
Is the generation in education getting less intelligent than the ones before them or smarter?
@Nick, Inner city teachers are often told EXACTLY how to impart information via scripted lesson plans. No Child Left Behind and now Race to the Top made that adjustment. Inner city children distrust education because they see the obvious inequities when they leave the "hood" and witness that not all schools are created equal. If you have time, read Savage Inequalities by Johnathan Kozol. My comments are based on lived experience as a child in low income districts and as an educator within the same.
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M.A. Lucas-Green
Posted about 3 years ago
Emiliano Salinas: A civil response to violence
Hi Johnson, I'll insert here that I've read the entire thread, and will continue to do so as I found the sermon structure of Salina's talk unconvincing too (prior to remembering anything about his family in politics). The discussion here is very interesting but, some of your comments and some of the responses they provoke are harmful to civil dialogue. See: http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_sandel_the_lost_art_of_democratic_debate.html
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M.A. Lucas-Green
Posted over 3 years ago
How do we capture the collective wisdom and engage the global TEDx communities?
Since joining TED this winter, I have watched about forty percent of the available talks for applicability to my work. As I have found true in ancient teachers, modern teacher contributions to humankind can also be summed up according to a small number of major ideas. Might we agree on Aristotle's concept of "logos"? Adler's 102 great ideas come to mind as a wonderful start. If we re-tag the existing talks via a set of dedicated volunteers/translators. Most of what has been mentioned here can be achieved with some facility. ANGEL, ANIMAL, ARISTOCRACY, ART, ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY, BEAUTY, BEING, CAUSE, CHANCE, CHANGE, CITIZEN, CONSTITUTION, COURAGE, CUSTOM AND CONVENTION, DEFINITION, DEMOCRACY, DESIRE, DIALECTIC, DUTY, EDUCATION, ELEMENT, EMOTION, EQUALITY, ETERNITY, EVOLUTION, EXPERIENCE, FAMILY, FATE, FORM, GOD, GOOD AND EVIL, GOVERNMENT, HABIT, HAPPINESS, HISTORY, HONOR, HYPOTHESIS, IDEA, IMMORTALITY, INDUCTION, INFINITY, JUDGMENT, JUSTICE, KNOWLEDGE, LABOR, LANGUAGE, LAW, LIBERTY, LIFE AND DEATH, LOGIC, LOVE, MAN, MATHEMATICS, MATTER, MECHANICS, MEDICINE, MEMORY AND IMAGINATION, METAPHYSICS, MIND, MONARCHY, NATURE, NECESSITY AND CONTINGENCY, OLIGARCHY, ONE AND MANY, OPINION, OPPOSITION, PHILOSOPHY, PHYSICS, PLEASURE AND PAIN, POETRY, PRINCIPLE, PROGRESS, PROPHECY, PRUDENCE, PUNISHMENT, QUALITY, QUANTITY, REASONING, RELATION, RELIGION, EVOLUTION, RHETORIC, SAME AND OTHER, SCIENCE, SENSE, SIGN AND SYMBOL, SIN, SLAVERY, SOUL, SPACE, STATE, TEMPERANCE, THEOLOGY, TIME, TRUTH, TYRANNY AND DESPOTISM, UNIVERSAL AND PARTICULAR, VIRTUE AND VICE, WAR AND PEACE, WEALTH, WILL, WISDOM, WORLD