Makarios Community School Blog

March 31, 2018

Intrinsic vs Extrensic Motivation


How are you motivated?

Posted in: self-directed learner, motivation

March 18, 2018

Outcomes of Self-Directed Learning

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..

Posted in: Self Directed Learning, outcomes, progreesive schools, self-directed learner

March 02, 2018

Teenage Stress Levels in Traditional vs Progressive Schools.

Muffin or Cupcake?

According to the American Psychology Association, the main health concern for teens in 9th - 12th grade is stress. Not drinking,..

Posted in: educational freedom, stress, teens

February 19, 2018

Empowering Students to Tackle Real-World Problems


Posted in: educational freedom, Democratic Free School

February 01, 2018

How Self-Directed Learning Makes Your Child A Better Contributor to Society

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..

Posted in: selfdirected learning, community

January 16, 2018

4 Ways to Redefine The Term “College-Ready”


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..

Posted in: Self Directed Learning, College & Careers

January 06, 2018

The University Model and Why it Works

When I went off to a private, liberal arts college at 19, I was required to take a course on study skills.

Posted in: Self Directed Learning, College & Careers, university model

October 24, 2017

What do students say about Makarios?

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

September 09, 2017

Supporting At-Risk Students

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

August 01, 2017

University-Model High School for the Liberated Youth

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..

Posted in: Posts by Donella, Day to Day, Self Directed Learning, Democratic School, College & Careers, Education, selfdirected learning, Democratic Free School

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