Tipping Points
June,  2021

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.
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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.

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

From the Archive

The Child’s Right To Education

Exploring the Relationship between SDE and the UNCRC: Part 1: The Good News.

Love and Learning in a Time of Coronavirus

Recent journal entries from the Director of one self-directed center.
Voice of the Children

Racial Equity in Self-Directed Education

A transcript of the panelists at the Heartwood ALC Liberation & Education Summit 2019.
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