Sunday, April 1, 2012

International Democratic Education Network

http://www.idenetwork.org/democratic-education-organisations.htm

I'm excited about finding this little gem. I guess there's a yearly conference. The more I know the more I don't know...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Picking up momentum

I find it fascinating that the Free school movement is picking up momentum at the same time my interest in it is. I hope the trend continues.
http://growingsmallmovie.com/growingsmallmovie.com/HOME.html

Friday, January 20, 2012

After six months in a Montessori school

My goal is
To continue educating myself about democratic education.

My inspiration is
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/424/kid-politics

My idea is a free school with the attention to the learning environment that a Montessori  school gives. I am interested to see how Brooklyn Free School does with the "no screens rule" gone. I noticed a lot of screen time while I was in Denver. I'm interested to hear how many hours the students at the school here in Chicago spend. I think its important for adults to explain that gaming can be an addiction. I think there can be a balance between those if the free school movement call coercion and what a Montessorian calls guidance.