Makarios Community School Blog

July 22, 2017

How to Break the Cycle of a Repetitious Education

Back-to-School

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

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

March 06, 2017

Imaginative, Confident, and Passionate: Books for Being and Becoming at Makarios

One remarkable thing about a school like Makarios Community School is that kids are allowed just to do: do an activity with a mentor, do an experiment..

Posted in: Unschooling, Parent Support & Education, Behavior & Child Development, Self Directed Learning, Parents, Education, Posts by Quay, Free Activities For Kids, Democratic Free School, Directed Learning

February 20, 2017

Parent Teacher Conferences at a Democratic Free School?

Parent Teacher Conferences at a Democratic Free School?

Our students have thoughtful, caring, proactive parents. Some of them are new to (or even..

Posted in: Parent Support & Education, Self Directed Learning, Parents, Posts by Molly, Education, Democratic Free School

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

December 06, 2016

How to Wait : Supporting Your Child in a Democratic Free School

When it was first suggested that I write about this topic, “How to Support Your Child in a Democratic School,” I immediately thought: "This isn’t..

Posted in: Unschooling, Parent Support & Education, Self Directed Learning, Democratic School, Parents, Posts by Quay

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

October 29, 2016

An Open Letter to Our Children: Why You’re Not in Public School (and you are at Makarios)

An Open Letter to Our Children: Why You’re Not in Public School (and you are at Makarios)

Dear Children,

Posted in: Free School, Parent Support & Education, Self Directed Learning, Parents, Education

July 28, 2016

Self-Directed Learning : Trust Their Instincts

When my children were very young; toddler and newborn, I joined a new mothers group that met once a month.  There were some wonderful grandmothers..

Posted in: educational freedom, Unschooling, Posts by Donella, Parent Support & Education, Self Directed Learning, Parents

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