Posted 2018-02-02

Making It Up as We Go Along

We’re starting a new series of “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) events!

Next Thursday, February 8th, members of the Alliance are invited to go into our members’ forum and pick the brain of the legendary Chris Mercogliano, author of Making It Up As We Go Along: The Story of the Albany Free School.

Chris has been involved with the Free School and Self-Directed Education movements for more than 45 years. Currently he’s focused on writing and speaking about SDE and parenting. His other books include...

  • Teaching the Restless: One School’s Remarkable No-Ritalin Approach to Helping Children Learn and Succeed
  • How to Grow a School: Starting and Sustaining Schools That Work
  • In Defense of Childhood: Protecting Kids’ Inner Wildness

We’ll send you a reminder just before Chris’s AMA begins. You might also mark your calendar for our next three AMA hosts:

  • Feb. 23rd: Jeremy Stuart (director of Class Dismissed and Self-Taught)
  • March 8th: Tomis Parker (Agile Learning Centers)
  • March 22nd: Dayna Martin (Radical Unschooling)

Those of you who have not yet joined the Alliance can become a member in less than five minutes! Go to...

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