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Tipping Points is all about exploring the various flavors, and amplifying the diverse expressions, of the Self-Directed Education experience.

For 2024, ASDE received a grant that is in line with our values and will bring more tangible resources to the SDE community. In that respect, we have a small budget to pay Tipping Points creators who are women/nonbinary folks of the global majority, specifically Black women/nonbinary folks, and any youth content creators (22 or younger) for original content.

Below are some general examples of the kind of content we publish:

  • Stories (text, audio, video, images) of your personal experiences with Self-Directed Education that give people a window into what it looks like and how it works in your life.
  • Insights into how your work intersects with SDE (without being self-promotional).
  • Research-based / academic research that address child development, education policy, etc., through a surveying of relevant research.
  • Editorial style commentary that highlights the importance and relevance of Self-Directed Education in our world today
  • Excerpts from a book you wrote, with permission from the publisher, if needed.
  • SDE Fiction: Any stories, plays, scripts, comics, etc. that have self-directed characters, are about youth liberation, and/or youth rights advocacy.
  • Art – poetry, drawings, paintings, etc. of work related to SDE or youth liberation.
  • Excerpts or full episode of your podcast or video creations.

Think we’re missing something? Have other feedback? Send us an email and let us know.

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Note:  For writing contributions, we use Google Docs to collaborate with contributors throughout the editing process. Such posts must be written in (or converted to) Google Docs format prior to submission. More info here.

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If filling out the above form is a barrier to you contributing to Tipping Points Magazine, please email your contribution to janice@self-directed.org

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Tipping Points Magazine amplifies the diverse voices within the Self-Directed Education movement. The views expressed in our content belong solely to the author(s). The Alliance for Self-Directed Education disclaims responsibility for any interpretation or application of the information provided. Engage in dialogue by reaching out to the author(s) directly.

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