Four main points and some reflection on the pros and cons of consent-based education compared to Self-Directed Education.
Through regular visits to a friend’s farm with my pre-school age kids, I learn how self-directed learning about parenting profoundly shapes their learning.
Q&As with Peter Gray on his books published by Tipping Points Press.
When we hurry our children through their days, are we inadvertently asking them to rush through their childhoods?
A poem about being uprooted.
Every hierarchy, every abuse, every act of domination that seeks to justify or excuse itself appeals through analogy to the rule of adults over children. We are all indoctrinated from birth in ways of “because I said so.”
What did the coronavirus crisis teach us about education in the US? That we have all the resources we need when we want them.
Self-Directed Education enables us to take very different educational pathways with our children which particularly suits those who do not fit the mainstream mould.
Deschooling is so much more than moving into unschooling: it is our opportunity to give each other time and space to take back our freedom, to foster lost relationships, values and connections, and to reimagine what our own life, our community and society at large could look like.
Sudbury Valley School co-founder apologizes to unschoolers, admits to being Billie Eilish groupie.
We do not schedule conversations into neat little blocks of subjects and time. We let curiosity lead us into debates, discussions, and verbal exchange.
Comparing some of adults’ biggest fears about Self-Directed Education with what it looks like in reality, based on 10 years of working in an SDE school.
How children can take control of their own learning
Voice of the Children
You can lead a horse to water, but can you make her fish?