Makarios Community School Blog

January 31, 2015

Someone Stole a Cookie From the Cookie Jar

The professor asked his students: tell me how each philosophy of human nature (Bad Seed, Gentle Persuasion, Fragile Blossoming) would respond to a..

Posted in: Posts by Donella, Parent Support & Education, Behavior & Child Development

January 23, 2015

What Happens After School?

This week I was challenged. I had asked a former colleague for feedback on the concept of Makarios Community School. The overall response was not..

Posted in: Unschooling, Pursuit of Interests, Posts by Donella, College & Careers

January 19, 2015

Motivation: 100 Facebook likes in 8 days!

I've been thinking about motivation for several days. What is it that pushes us past pondering to doing? After all, I've sensed the need for this type..

Posted in: Posts by Donella, Day to Day, Democratic School

January 17, 2015

It's Only The Beginning

January 2011 a story on This America Life (NPR) captured my attention. The story was about kids and democracy and focused on the Brooklyn Free School..

Posted in: Free School, Pursuit of Interests, Posts by Donella, Day to Day, Democratic School

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