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Monday night I sat on my back patio staring up into a rare, starry Chicago night. I squinted and made out each point of The […]
Voice of the Children
As more self-directed communities are considering heading outdoors this school year, some facilitators might be wondering what to pack for daily excursions. Here’s what one facilitator has been packing in his outdoor bag over the past couple of years.
Maintaining a garden can help to change one’s thinking.
Our principles as a lens to look outward
School disengages us from life
A conversation with Bettina Love, Gholdy Muhammad, Dena Simmons and Brian Jones about abolitionist teaching and antiracist education.
How do we prepare our children for the ever-changing world?
Growing Up Unschooled
A series on the systemic discrimination of youth.
Contrary to cultural expectations, self chosen activities don’t have to taste bad to be good!
A review of Blake Boles’ new book that is being released today.
A webinar series in collaboration with Eclectic Learning Network & The Alliance for Self-Directed Education
A discussion of how self-directed spaces are able to flex in this time of crisis.
just be during quarantine.
In the scurry to assert a sense of normalcy, public school districts, educators, and families are missing opportunities to revise assumptions about how education ought to work. Now’s our chance to shift the status quo of conventional schooling.
This story involves suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and bullying. Please do not read this if those topics will trigger you. In elementary school, I was the […]
A write-up around ways to support families during this time.
An exploration of the intersections between learning, education and schooling and their relationship to the society we end up with.
Some young people are getting tattoos and body piercings as an expression of their youth rights movement.
Artwork created and performed by self-directed children during Coronavirus mandated quarantine.
Some science-backed benefits of unschooling.
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