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Siyanür Zehirlenmesinde Nasıl Hayatta Kalınır

“Ölüme inananlar ve hayata inananlar” üzerine, “nefret dolu ceza sistemi” nin toplumumuzu nasıl şekillendirdiğine ve onu nasıl değiştirebileceğimize ya da değiştirip değiştiremeyeceğimize dair düşünceler.
Growing Up Unschooled

How I Learn(ed)

“But... How did you learn the things that you needed to know?” ​ Everyone involved in SDE knows the common questions — “How did you […]
Voice of the Children

(Self-Directed) Education is a Political Act

A look at the various current definitions of “freedom” in Self-Directed Education, their historic roots, and their correlation to political ideologies.
Voice of the Children

The Misuse of Words

As deschoolers, a lot of us use inaccurate words when discussing Self-Directed Education. What are more precise words that we can use and why does this matter? And when do we need to make up our own words?

Was bedeutet es, gebildet zu sein?

Was definiert Bildung in unserer modernen Zeit? Was macht jemandem zu einem gebildeten Menschen? Und wo findet Bildung überhaupt statt? Ein Text über die Förderung echter Bildung, in dem über das veraltete, zwanghafte Schulmodell der vergangenen Jahrhunderte hinausgeblickt wird.

On Play

Exploring the role of play in our lives: what it is, why we do it, and it’s extrinsic and intrinsic value.

Hot Tub Germ Exposure Bolsters Resilience

A rare encounter with a hostile person reminds us how grateful we are for the freedom to learn that SDE affords us.

Tu interés es tu maestro

Entre los 6 y los 12 años, mi hijo aprendió a leer y hablar inglés sin ir a la escuela ni ser enseñado por maestros.

Re-Directed Attention

Or, what would Dr. Peter Gray’s, “What Einstein, Twain, & Forty Eight Others Said About School” sound like sourced from my library.
Free. Spirited. Childhood.

“What if...”

An exploration of the “what ifs” surrounding Self-Directed Education.

The School Choice Debate Misses the Point

Arguing over test scores and other statistical outcomes takes the focus away from deeper questions about freedom and human flourishing.

School Culture is Really Strange

Reading Ramona the Pest as a self directed learner highlights how arbitrary school conventions really are.

The Limits of Trusting Children

Children should be trusted to make the decisions that are relevant to their education and life. Self-Directed Education requires that adults trust children. However, there are limits to that trust.

The Brain is a Learning (and Forgetting) Machine... and What This Means for Self-Directed Education

People who bypass conventional school often have concern about the learning they might be missing out on. Research, however, demonstrates that we remember only a tiny amount of what we are taught in school. Research also demonstrates that we remember better when we learn out of interest.
El Mundo Donde los Niños Son Personas

No sueltes el liderazgo

Hay muchos y diferentes estilos de crianza. Este artículo se dirige a los papás que tienden a confundir una crianza respetuosa y pacífica con la falta de liderazgo.

Dragons and the Art of Letting Go

Parenting perspective on children’s autonomy in their appearance

From Deschooling to Unschooling: Rethinking Anarchopedagogy after Ivan Illich

The last of a four part collection of essays from the book Anarchist Pedagogies.
Voice of the Children

The Art of Self-Direction

An attempt to explain Self-Directed Education in twenty minutes.

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