Progressive schools are scary. They are a bit like deciding to take a road trip but instead of going directly from Point A to Point B, you decide to..
Mom has already stuffed a spare pack of tissues in her purse because life is about to change. Her sweet, precious, all-grown-up baby is heading off to..
When I went off to a private, liberal arts college at 19, I was required to take a course on study skills.
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
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
Did you know that George Washington Carver was the local “plant doctor” before he turned 13? Or that George Washington was a land surveyor in his..
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,..
Just how do we approach academics at Makarios Community School? In her recent blog, Jannica Morton shared several points of how a Democratic Free..
All I thought about Finland before hearing about their amazing education system, was that it is a Scandinavian country with beautiful tall blonde, blue..
Maslow’s famous hierarchy of needs is an excellent example of the “upside-down” educational approach that we employ at Makarios Community School. Just..