Makarios Community School Blog

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

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

July 15, 2017

Approaching Academics at Makarios Community School

Just how do we approach academics at Makarios Community School? In her recent blog, Jannica Morton shared several points of how a Democratic Free..

Posted in: educational freedom, Pursuit of Interests, Posts by Donella, Self Directed Learning, College & Careers, Interest Directed Learning, 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 28, 2017

The Makarios Path to Self-Directed Learning

Maslow’s famous hierarchy of needs is an excellent example of the “upside-down” educational approach that we employ at Makarios Community School. Just..

Posted in: educational freedom, Posts by Donella, Behavior & Child Development, Self Directed Learning, Interest Directed Learning, Education, Democratic Free School

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

April 09, 2017

What Color Are You?

The number of flashbacks that ran through my mind were innumerable, both from my childhood and my interactions with the students of Makarios. It's..

Posted in: educational freedom, Pursuit of Interests, Parent Support & Education, Behavior & Child Development, Posts by Aaron, Self Directed Learning, Parents, Interest Directed Learning, Education, selfdirected learning

December 10, 2016

A highly functional democracy

I think we’re all asking the questions. Is democracy failing? Has our democracy been hacked? How could that happen? What do we do about it? Are there..

Posted in: educational freedom, Free School, Parent Support & Education, Democratic School, Parents, GivingTuesday, Guest Blog

November 22, 2016

I’m thankful for seizures...what are you thankful for?

I’m thankful for seizures...what are you thankful for?

July 17, 2012, is a day forever burned in my memory. It is the day that I witnessed my son have..

Posted in: educational freedom, Posts by Donella, Parent Support & Education, Fundraiser, GivingTuesday

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