Author Biographies :: Laura Fulton

Laura Fulton

Laura Fulton is an educator who is passionate about communities in all forms. She has lived, worked and volunteered on four continents.

Laura has taught learners from elementary children to adults. She has worked primarily in schools but has also fostered learning on archaeological sites, in museums and through NGOS. In addition, Laura has extensive experience in educational and community leadership; residential and outdoor education; and the design, development, evaluation and implementation of programs and curriculum.

Communitiesknow allows Laura to combine her experiences with school communities with her experiences with place-based communities. Through this blog, Laura is nurturing a conversation about our capacity to create contexts and conditions that enhance community learning and health.

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Articles by this Author…

Communities on the Move

Posted on July 18, 2012 in Posts

Laments about being stuck on cars, trains, buses and airplanes are commonplace. Laura Fulton looks at how commuter experiences can be transformative opportunities for community building.… read more »

Beyond Skate Parks: Transforming Communities with Teens

Posted on May 2, 2012 in Stories

Five ways to harness the energy of teens in our communities.… read more »

Breathing Life In by Stepping Away

Posted on March 6, 2012 in Posts

Stepping away from our communities from time to time gives us a way to refresh our thoughts, gain perspective and return with renewed vision and purpose.… read more »

Libraries Leading Community

Posted on January 27, 2012 in Stories

Libraries are getting more and more creative in coming up with ways to build communities around them. Read about six innovative strategies that might work in your neighborhood.… read more »

Interview with Peter Block

Posted on September 27, 2011 in Posts

In this interview with Laura Fulton of CommunitiesKnow, Peter talks about the role of youth in community building and what placed-based and institutional communities can learn from each other.… read more »

Interview with John McKnight

Posted on September 15, 2011 in Posts

In this interview with Laura Fulton of CommunitiesKnow, John talks about how we understand and enact place-based community in our lives.… read more »

Growing Community I: What, Why & How?

Posted on August 17, 2011 in Stories

Background and useful links for families and neighborhoods interested in creating community gardens as a way to come together and learn about one another… read more »