Makarios Community School Blog

March 18, 2018

Outcomes of Self-Directed Learning

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..

Posted in: Self Directed Learning, outcomes, progreesive schools, self-directed learner

January 16, 2018

4 Ways to Redefine The Term “College-Ready”

 

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..

Posted in: Self Directed Learning, College & Careers

January 06, 2018

The University Model and Why it Works

When I went off to a private, liberal arts college at 19, I was required to take a course on study skills.

Posted in: Self Directed Learning, College & Careers, university model

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

August 01, 2017

University-Model High School for the Liberated Youth

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..

Posted in: Posts by Donella, Day to Day, Self Directed Learning, Democratic School, College & Careers, Education, selfdirected learning, Democratic Free School

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

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

July 08, 2017

Comparing Democratic Free Schools and Finland's Education System

All I thought about Finland before hearing about their amazing education system, was that it is a Scandinavian country with beautiful tall blonde, blue..

Posted in: educational freedom, Free School, Posts by Janni, Self Directed Learning, Interest Directed Learning, Democratic Free School

June 28, 2017

The Makarios Path to Self-Directed Learning

Maslow’s famous hierarchy of needs is an excellent example of the “upside-down” educational approach that we employ at Makarios Community School. Just..

Posted in: educational freedom, Posts by Donella, Behavior & Child Development, Self Directed Learning, Interest Directed Learning, Education, Democratic Free School

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