Intrinsic motivation is a powerful force for learning and living. Self-determination theory is a helpful framework for parents who want to create an environment in which their children can thrive according to their own choices and passions.
In the Mental Health panel, panelists explored topics such as how we show up in self-directed education spaces? Can we be ourselves when we have a bad day? How can we hold space for those who have a mental illness, or for ourselves for that matter? How to dive into experiences when having different forms of anxiety, BPD, bipolarity etc.? How to take care of our mind, with intention, and with what the pandemic helped us learn?
The roles of parents in schools can become a heated debate, but this startup school is doing it differently. KC Restoration School is a brand-new, Sudbury-inspired, trauma-sensitive, equity-based, student-led, self-directed learning center with a unique Parent Circle. Hear from the founder and one of the parents as they share their early observations on the school’s development so far, the Parent Circle, and how they are figuring it all out together.
Opened in 2004 from the question “what if schools were different?” The Village Free School has evolved significantly since its inception. In this session, they discussed & shared some lessons learned, challenges, and tools that uphold our continual growth through a conversational platform. We welcome questions and stories of all kinds.