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..
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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..
Makarios is diversity...community...democracy
I grew up behind the white curtain of Orange County, California...but I didn’t know it. The street I..
At a recent business networking event I was asked; “So, who is your customer...the parents, or the students?” Without a moment’s hesitation, I said:..
This week a new parent at the school asked me: So do you all get a paycheck? Or are you all volunteers? Short of a discourse about how we each have..
One of best things about Makarios is the sense of community. Everyone knows each other, everyone helps each other, and everyone has a place in our..
Who were your favorite teachers? Chances are, they’re your favorite for reasons beyond teaching. We all know that great teachers not only teach..
In theory, self-directed learning should be very natural and very easy. As a lifelong unschooler, I shouldn’t even have to think about it. After all,..
Makarios Community School isn't the most normal school in DFW. We have kids sword fighting, developing games, starting companies, digging underground..