Tipping Points
November,  2020

Cultural Values & Self Directed Education

A chat about the difficulties of various ethnic and cultural experiences existing in SDE and unschooling spaces.

Raising Free People

Unschooling as Liberation and Healing Work

The Token, Common Sense Ideas for Increasing Diversity in Your Organization

Meet the new black friend you never had.

Math Beyond The School Mindset

Understanding the facts behind self-directed math learning and how schoolish math impairs learning.

Embracing our neurodiverse children for who they are, not who they should be

A mother’s reflection on how unschooling has allowed her ASD son to be himself
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Previous Stories

Our Family Gap Year, An Origin Story

My 2 year old lasted two weeks in preschool. The experience drove us into the arms of full time travel, but more than that, unschooling.

Trump and the New Fascism: How Did We Get Here, Part I

Trump, Black Lives Matter, and a concise history of the rise of contemporary fascism. Featuring Mr. Rogers and the Black Panthers!

Education: Time For a Change?

I would rather Summerhill produced a happy street sweeper than a neurotic Prime Minister.” –A. S. Neill, pioneering founder of Summerhill School

What If We Radically Reimagined the New School Year?

Monday night I sat on my back patio staring up into a rare, starry Chicago night. I squinted and made out each point of The […]
Voice of the Children

Preparing for Outdoor SDE

As more self-directed communities are considering heading outdoors this school year, some facilitators might be wondering what to pack for daily excursions. Here’s what one facilitator has been packing in his outdoor bag over the past couple of years.

Reflections of a Germinating Facilitator

Maintaining a garden can help to change one’s thinking.

What’s Outside of School?

School disengages us from life

Abolitionist Teaching and the Future of Our Schools

A conversation with Bettina Love, Gholdy Muhammad, Dena Simmons and Brian Jones about abolitionist teaching and antiracist education.

Educating the Citizens of the Universe

How do we prepare our children for the ever-changing world?
Growing Up Unschooled

Adultism

A series on of the systemic discrimination of youth.

Can You Love What You Do?

Contrary to cultural expectations, self chosen activities don’t have to taste bad to be good!

Why are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?

A review of Blake Boles’ new book that is being released today.

Supporting Parents During and Beyond These Uncertain Times

A webinar series in collaboration with Eclectic Learning Network & The Alliance for Self-Directed Education

What They Need to Know

A satire about learning in and out of school.

From the Archive

The Two Tales of Starting One play:ground

A junkyard playground in New York City is empowering young people by giving them space and ownership over their decisions.

The Psychological Ecology of Self-Directed Education

One important role of the group in SDE.
Growing Up Unschooled

Adultism

A series on of the systemic discrimination of youth.
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