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March 31, 2018

Intrinsic vs Extrensic Motivation


How are you motivated?

Posted in: self-directed learner, motivation

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 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

July 22, 2017

How to Break the Cycle of a Repetitious Education


Do you remember being a 5th-grader and savoring those last few weeks of summer before you start back to school? You treasure every day,..

Posted in: Posts by Janni, Parent Support & Education, Behavior & Child Development, Self Directed Learning, Democratic School, Education, selfdirected learning, Democratic Free School

July 08, 2017

Comparing Democratic Free Schools and Finland's Education System

All I thought about Finland before hearing about their amazing education system, was that it is a Scandinavian country with beautiful tall blonde, blue..

Posted in: educational freedom, Free School, Posts by Janni, Self Directed Learning, Interest Directed Learning, Democratic Free School

June 15, 2017

5 Things You Should Know About Your Kid’s Brain Throughout Childhood

As a parent, you have the privilege to watch your child grow and mature throughout life. It starts with hearing their first heartbeat to holding their..

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

May 24, 2017

Maslow's Pyramid - Support Your Child's Climb to Self-Actualization.

Posted in: educational freedom, Unschooling, Free School, Posts by Janni, Parent Support & Education, Behavior & Child Development, Parents, Interest Directed Learning, selfdirected learning

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