Tipping Points
April,  2021

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
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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.

What do White Saviorism and Adultism have in common (besides me)?

Using personal experiences in the Peace Corps and in conventional education systems, this is my attempt at connecting the dots between adultism and white saviorism
Growing Up Unschooled

Flying Squads: Back to the Beginning

The least amount of control I have ever had

Higher Education, Re-Imagined

How the pandemic is going to transform higher education

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

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

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

From the Archive

School Denies the Body

Exploring the role of school in mind-body separation

Why are Democratic Schools Growing so Fast in France?

Let’s first start with the good news. It happened so fast that you may not be aware of it, but democratic schools are booming in France.

Education is a Practice of Freedom

An exploration of the intersections between learning, education and schooling and their relationship to the society we end up with.
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