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

September 09, 2017

Supporting At-Risk Students

Not long ago “at-risk youth” could be defined as a young person exposed to a daily onslaught of gangs, drugs, and violence within a single-parent, low..

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

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

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

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

March 21, 2016

What Makes a Person a Great Learner?

A Special Day at Makarios

A couple weeks ago we had two special visitors at Makarios Community School, both of them lovely women.  One I had the..

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

February 15, 2016

How a Letter, Skydiving & Snakes Taught Me to Change My Thoughts and Conquer Challenges

What do a letter, skydiving and snakes have to do with changing my thoughts? 

They are moments. Gifts of support, trust and freedom.

Posted in: Pursuit of Interests, Posts by Janni, Parents

January 13, 2016

The Teacher Becomes The Student: What I Learned From Playing Minecraft

Posted in: educational freedom, Pursuit of Interests, Posts by Aaron, Day to Day, Self Directed Learning, Democratic School

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