Progressive schools are scary. They are a bit like deciding to take a road trip but instead of going directly from Point A to Point B, you decide to..
Muffin or Cupcake?
According to the American Psychology Association, the main health concern for teens in 9th - 12th grade is stress. Not drinking,..
Makarios School is composed of intelligent and creative interest-directed learners, who get to decide how and when to learn. Our mission is to equip..
Mom has already stuffed a spare pack of tissues in her purse because life is about to change. Her sweet, precious, all-grown-up baby is heading off to..
When I went off to a private, liberal arts college at 19, I was required to take a course on study skills.
At Makarios Community School, students have an equal vote and an equal voice in the school. While we talk about this often in our blogs, we rarely..
Posted in: educational freedom, Unschooling, Free School, Pursuit of Interests, Behavior & Child Development, Day to Day, Self Directed Learning, Democratic School, Posts by Kristen, Interest Directed Learning, Education, selfdirected learning, Free Activities For Kids, Democratic Free School, Directed Learning
Not long ago “at-risk youth” could be defined as a young person exposed to a daily onslaught of gangs, drugs, and violence within a single-parent, low..
Posted in: Unschooling, Pursuit of Interests, Posts by Donella, Behavior & Child Development, Self Directed Learning, Democratic School, Interest Directed Learning, Education, Fundraiser, Democratic Free School
Did you know that George Washington Carver was the local “plant doctor” before he turned 13? Or that George Washington was a land surveyor in his..