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Voice of the Children

An Interview with Jim Flannery

The founder of Peer Unschooling Network talks about the projects he is working on and his experiences with mental health rights and children’s rights.
El Mundo Donde los Niños Son Personas

Los Riesgos de la Educación Autodirigida

¿Cuáles son los verdaderos riesgos de la Educación Autodirigida? En este artículo Rebecka Koritz examina los mitos y los miedos acerca de esta innovadora opción educativa.

Let’s Talk About Screens; “Screen Time” and SDE

How SDE spaces allow us to navigate the proliferation of screens.

Children’s Need for Happiness

Distinguishing between children’s true needs, the satisfaction of which result in their well-being, from their false needs, those needs imposed on them by adults, which frustrate the first ones.

Taking Learning Into Their Own Hands: How Schools Can Disable Learners

Schools often make us dependent on schooling by convincing us that it is the best or only place learning can occur.
El Mundo Donde los Niños Son Personas

Niños auto-dirigidos, padres escolarizados

El desafío mayor viene de la programación que traen los padres y madres acerca de la educación, la enseñanza versus el aprendizaje y la tóxica presión de la sociedad acerca de lo que necesita un niño para ser exitoso y cómo se supone que debe verse el éxito.

That Which Is Learned vs. That Which Is Not Learned, and the Unfair Advantage of Human Nature

When we mandate what children learn, we do not know what they might have learned, discovered, or experienced on their own. Are we needlessly smothering knowledge?

Gambling as Experiential Learning

Some self-directed learners are turning to casino gambling to discover logic and mathematics

An Interview With Alexander Khost

The Editor-in-Chief of Tipping Points recounts his involvement in SDE

A Benevolent Dictator is Still a Dictator

Recently, Houston Sudbury School was included in a video on unschooling for reason.com. See how the school came to that decision, working through differences of opinion regarding participation.
Voice of the Children

Seas Rising Up, Youth Rising Up

On Friday several self-directed learning centers in New York City joined thousands of other young people worldwide as they walked out of school on climate strike

They Only Get One Childhood

The journey of three children and one parent into Self-Directed Education
El Mundo Donde los Niños Son Personas

Libertad Bajo Responsabilidad

Muchas son las personas que confunden libertad con libertinaje. En este artículo Rebecka Koritz explica las diferencias.

“Take Chances, Make Mistakes, and Get Messy!”

Ms. Frizzle and the future of education

Educare, Educere, Explorare

Discussing the etymology of the word, “education,” arguing that it is problematic, and suggesting a different word as the foundation for a philosophy of learning.
Voice of the Children

Racial Equity in Self-Directed Education

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

Redefining Respect, Part Two

Respect has the consensus of being important, so why are adults yanking it away from our children? Follow me, an unschooler with strong opinions, as I use a short audio series to deconstruct the concept of respect, replacing conventional ideas with a more unschooled perspective.
El Mundo Donde los Niños Son Personas

Todo lo que se necesita son las condiciones apropiadas

Nos hemos alejado tanto de la naturaleza, que no logramos ver la perfección en cada niño. Tan alejados estamos de poder reconocer su innata sabiduría.

Redefining Respect, Part One

Respect has the consensus of being important, so why are adults yanking it away from our children? Follow me, an unschooler with strong opinions, as I use a short audio series to deconstruct the concept of respect, replacing conventional ideas with a more unschooled perspective.

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