Tipping Points
September,  2021

The School System is Suffering, Let it Die!

An excerpt from the latest Youth Liberation Now zine by Filler Distro.

Yes, It’s Lord of the Flies Around Here

Talking to others about SDE is frequently frustrating, due to their misconceptions which they often do not wish to challenge.

Consent-based v Self-directed: what’s the difference?

Four main points and some reflection on the pros and cons of consent-based education compared to Self-Directed Education.

From Farm to Unschooling the Parent

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.

Peter Gray Book Launch

Q&As with Peter Gray on his books published by Tipping Points Press.
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“Hurry Up” and the Rush Through Childhood

When we hurry our children through their days, are we inadvertently asking them to rush through their childhoods?

Rooted

A poem about being uprooted.

The First Prison

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.”
Voice of the Children

The Great Surfer

A tribute to childhood.

They Played Their Hand, and We Have to Say, “We’re Not Going Back”

What did the coronavirus crisis teach us about education in the US? That we have all the resources we need when we want them.

Becoming Yourself: Neurodiversity and Self-Directed Education

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

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.

Eilish Grammys Make Greenberg Reconsider Unschooling

Sudbury Valley School co-founder apologizes to unschoolers, admits to being Billie Eilish groupie.

Everyday Conversations

We do not schedule conversations into neat little blocks of subjects and time. We let curiosity lead us into debates, discussions, and verbal exchange.

Adventures in Trust: Fear vs. Reality

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.

Changing Our Minds

How children can take control of their own learning
Voice of the Children

The Day Tàpies Went Fishing

You can lead a horse to water, but can you make her fish?

Change Your Mindset Toward Learning, Change Your Child’s Future

Understand how language and metaphors structures one’s mindset toward learning and discover some SDE alternatives.

How SDE Intersects with Parenting & Ethnicity

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

Grown Unschoolers on Most Common Unschooling Myths – Video Series

A three-part crowdsourced video series of grown unschoolers addressing common myths about unschooling.

From the Archive

DIWO City: Where Children Decide What to do and How to do It

Children join forces at DIWO City,an adventure space in Madrid, to develop ambitious projects through a combination of free play and democratic meetings where it’s up to the children to decide how they want to spend time together.
Growing Up Unschooled

Flying Squads: Back to the Beginning

The least amount of control I have ever had
El Mundo Donde los Niños Son Personas

La Escuela Mata la Creatividad

“¡La diferencia es abismal!”: Rebecka Koritz nos comparte las observaciones hechas dentro de sus proyectos educativos sobre el nivel creativo de niños escolarizados y de niños desescolarizados.
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