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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.
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
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.
Parenting perspective on children’s autonomy in their appearance
The last of a four part collection of essays from the book
Voice of the Children
An attempt to explain Self-Directed Education in twenty minutes.
Former teacher challenges readers to re-envision schools as a place to support children’s self-discovery which positively affects us all.
End of summer may highlight the social nonconformity of living without school, but it can also be a time for celebrating the family’s moves toward what actually works, and witnessing thriving!
A friend introduced me to Rachel in 2016. I had heard rumors of the Fifteenth Street School, the first Summerhill inspired school in New York […]
Growing Up Unschooled
Unschooling or SDE Schools: What we all need is community
A first person account of a directed learning seminar that didn’t happen
A focus on how connections create awareness both on the individual scale as well as the community scale.
Part three of four of a collection of essays from the book
This post describes a significant change we have recently made to our judicial system at Hudson Valley Sudbury School.
What happens when we walk alongside our kids instead of throwing up invisible boundaries.
Alternative Education Resource Education Conference 2019
Part two of four of a collection of essays from the book
The Story of the Fifteenth Street School
A first person account of self-directed learners taking appropriate risk, managing anger and fear. Further musing and speculation about the nature of fear and adult discomfort with children taking risks.
Maybe it isn’t that school is so structured because kids are incapable, but that kids seem incapable because we only see what they are doing in schools that are so structured.
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