Makarios Community School Blog

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

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

November 15, 2016

Makarios Community School is diversity...community...democracy

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..

Posted in: Posts by Donella, Day to Day, Democratic School, Parents, Education, Fundraiser, GivingTuesday

November 01, 2016

Why we work at Makarios...and not at In-N-Out

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..

Posted in: Free School, Posts by Donella, Day to Day, Self Directed Learning, Democratic School, Education, Fundraiser, GivingTuesday

September 10, 2016

Makarios Community School - A Place for Everyone

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..

Posted in: Unschooling, Free School, Pursuit of Interests, Day to Day, Self Directed Learning, Democratic School, Posts by Kristen, Interest Directed Learning

August 10, 2016

More Than Teachers

Who were your favorite teachers? Chances are, they’re your favorite for reasons beyond teaching. We all know that great teachers not only teach..

Posted in: educational freedom, Pursuit of Interests, Day to Day, Democratic School, College & Careers, Posts by Molly

May 30, 2016

Make the Right Choice the Easy Choice: Becoming a Self-directed Learner

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,..

Posted in: Unschooling, Pursuit of Interests, Day to Day, Self Directed Learning

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