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Joy in the Pursuit of Proficiency

The following blog post was originally written by Russell Zuckerman, a parent of two students attending Arts & Ideas Sudbury School. It is re-printed with permission from Arts & Ideas Sudbury. I am reprinting it here because the educational assumptions of unschooling are the same as in a Sudbury school, and so are many of […]

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It’s Not all Academic

Below is a post I wrote for The Open School: I was talking to a 7th grade math teacher the other day and the topic of Minecraft came up. “What’s Minecraft?” she asked. “Umm, really? Don’t you teach 7th grade?” I didn’t meant to be rude, but I was a little shocked she hadn’t heard […]

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The Tortoise and the Hare

Recently I told my son the story of the tortoise and the hare. I think I was hoping he’d see that slowing down is often the best way to get things accomplished. Of course, he’s not quite four, so he just liked whole racing aspect of the story. So, really, that story was for me. […]

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A New Venture

I am sorry that I have neglected this blog for so long. But, you should know that I have not neglected my passion for learner-centered education. First, an update. My son is now almost three, and the prospect of him becoming “school age” is looming. I have been very vocal about my intention to homeschool/unschool […]

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Summerhill Visit

A more detailed account of our visit to Summerhill School.

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Free and Democratic Education

Learning starts at birth and we are already considering the best way to go about it. In this entry, I start my story of our visit to Summerhill School in England.

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