Posted 2018-02-08

Today’s AMA with Chris Mercogliano starts at noon/ET (9am/PT)

As promised, here’s your reminder to log into the ASDE Member Forums and post your questions for Chris:

Here’s the intro Chris wrote in the AMA forum:

Hi, I’m Chris Mercogliano. For 35 years I worked with kids age 2-14 at the Albany Free School, a freedom-based, democratic school that was somewhat unique when I was there in that we tended to have an even mix of inner-city, uptown, suburban, and rural kids. I can tell you there was never a dull moment! The diversity was possible because we never turned kids away for financial reasons and our approach to teaching and learning was extremely flexible.

I have also worked with self-directing high schoolers, as well as adults well into their seventies. For that matter, I’ve been busy inventing my own education since I left college after a year. So if anyone wants to ask if I believe Self-Directed Education is for everyone, I think you already know my answer.

Note that the AMA ends tonight at 9pm/ET (6pm/PT), but ASDE members will still be able to view all the questions and answers posted during the event, here.

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