Tipping Points
October,  2018
The Self-Directed Bookworm

Give Kids Control

What does it take to raise self-directed learners: kids who wants to do stuff, make stuff, and learn stuff on their own, without coercion?

Not So Clever?

One of the hidden lessons of school is that we can be categorised by our ability, which then affects how we see ourselves and other people. This makes no sense within self-directed education, meaning that learners can retain their trust and joy in their capacity to learn.
El Mundo Donde los Niños Son Personas

¿Cómo elegir la “mejor educación” para tus hijos?

Todos los papás quieren brindar a sus hijos la mejor educación, pero ¿cómo te aseguras de hacer la elección adecuada para ellos?


Luka has had a totally self-directed education. This article discusses the vital foundations of that education, especially the Continuum Concept.

Ways of Thinking, Not School Subjects

"Subjects" like math and history are less subjects and more ways of thinking. Thus, when folks worry about how self-directed learners will learn math or history, the "ways of thinking" approach makes the answer more obvious.
Previous Stories

The American School System Is Destroying The Voice Of Young Writers

The strict guidelines of a graded writing system destroys passionate writing in schools.

Update Available: Why Big Tech is in the Business of Education Reform

Contrasting the philosophy and practices of the Agile Learning Center with the motives behind the collaboration of compulsory school systems and the tech industry.
Voice of the Children

An Intersection

Musings on the best possible way to be with one another

Organized Sports Are Not Play

How organized sports have co-opted play and why early organized sports aren't a great option for kids.

Self-Directed Education and the New Shape of Knowledge

How the "information age" has transformed how knowledge works in a way that makes SDE all the more feasible, urgent, and relevant.

Now I Need Two Theories

How I learned that my kids are different

I Live in a Research Lab

Self-directed learners are natural scientists and the exploration that they carry out is genuine research in a way that school science mostly is not.

How to Self-Direct When Stuck in Conventional School

Tipping Points Podcast: Episode 1
El Mundo Donde los Niños Son Personas

Cuando valores obsoletos dirigen el aprendizaje

Hay muchas razones por qué la escuela convencional falla. La más grande es porque dejamos que valores obsoletos dirijan el aprendizaje.
Voice of the Children

Friends of the Modern School Interview

An interview with Leo Goldman and Jon Thoreau Scott, former students of the anarchistic Stelton Modern School.

Defending the Obvious

In the land of Socrates and the founding fathers of the Athenian Academy you would expect ample interest in free-thinking, democratic education. And yet, an astonishing fact emerges...

Stop Putting Subjects into Hierarchies

As SDE parents, it is often one of the last habits we have to break.
The Self-Directed Bookworm

How to Quit Parenting

Parenting has become a job. What if you quit that job?

Deschooling in School

Part 4: Conclusions.
El Mundo Donde los Niños Son Personas

¿Cómo se defenderán mis hijos desescolarizados en el futuro?

Muchos papás le temen a la desescolarización y sus posibles consecuencias negativas. En este artículo Rebecka Koritz nos ofrece un panorama realista y optimista que contrasta con estas preconcepciones.

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