Makarios Community School Blog

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 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

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

June 11, 2015

Educational Freedom

I continually meet parents who identify their child as bright, bullied or bored in a traditional institution of education. Recently I have had the..

Posted in: Unschooling, Free School, Pursuit of Interests, Posts by Donella, Behavior & Child Development, Self Directed Learning, Parents

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