Educators need to bridge the gap with the outside world by interacting with the community, writes Stuart Grauer, a teacher, founding Head of The Grauer School in Encinitas, Calif., and founder of the Coalition of Small Preparatory Schools. In this blog post, Grauer offers examples of what he believes is a true embrace of the "real world" in education, including having personal relationships with students and the community and seeking to give students freedom to learn, rather than control them.

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