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..
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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..
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Just how do we approach academics at Makarios Community School? In her recent blog, Jannica Morton shared several points of how a Democratic Free..
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..
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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..
Who were your favorite teachers? Chances are, they’re your favorite for reasons beyond teaching. We all know that great teachers not only teach..
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,..
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..
What do a letter, skydiving and snakes have to do with changing my thoughts?
They are moments. Gifts of support, trust and freedom.