Judiciary Committee

In the real world, we all have a voice and can exercise our voice to bring about changes that align with our values. One way students can amplify their voice is by...

The Caring Habits

One of the most powerful policies I’ve ever put in place was to see students as whole people at any age. For some, children are incomplete beings, not capable of...

Free Expression

Our children and students are not products that are just being acted upon; they are people who are participating in the services we provide. Our attempts to clothe...

The Three Beliefs

The Three Beliefs The cornerstone of creating a need-satisfying learning environment is addressing assumptions and beliefs about the nature of behavior and of compulsion...

The Coffeeshop

I walk into the shop and see bustling activity and interaction. I approach the counter to order my coffee. “Your coffee is free but please make sure that...

The Workshop

A workshop is a space where work is being done. There are tools and colleagues, projects and ideas, duties and responsibilities. There may be a bin of rejected materials...

The Gardener

I once had an idea for a garden. I would go and buy the rarest and expensive flowers for my garden. I would pull these flowers from ecosystems around the world and bring...

The Whole Child

Children are full humans with physical, emotional, and academic needs. These are usually referred to as the needs of the whole child. Educators use this phrase to imply...

Family Afternoon

Five hours. Six kids. A hatchet. A fire. Zero drama. My family discovered self-directed learning at the end of summer 2016. We’ve been reflecting on the ideas and...