Monthly Archives: March 2016

What is Community in Education?

What is Community in Education? Communities are associations of human beings who share some common interest. According to this definition, communities can manifest in endless configurations, and they do. These are some of my communities: The AERO network Democratic schools community International Democratic Education Conference community Brooklyn Free School community Manhattan Free School Community Summerhill…

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A Map of the Alternative Education Landscape

A Map of the Alternative Education Landscape. What type of learning environment is right for your child? Choosing a school, or choosing to educate your child outside the institution of schooling, is an important decision — and today, with many educational choices available to families, a complicated one. There are significant differences among the diverse…

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Democratic School Governance

Democratic School Governance. GOVERNANCE IN SCHOOLS is becoming an increasingly important issue, as educators begin to realize how crucial it is to empower the participants in any educational process. There are currently many hundreds of schools in the United States and other countries, both private and public, which operate with varying degrees of of student…

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Whys Hows Alternative Education An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Whys Hows Alternative Education An Idea Whose Time Has Come. From the introduction the Almanac of Education Choices. This is the first comprehensive directory of educational alternatives in the United States and Canada in paperback form. It is our hope that our collection of educational alternatives under one cover will communicate to the public the broad…

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10 Signs You Need to Find a Different Kind of Education for Your Child

10 Signs You Need to Find a Different Kind of Education for Your Child. Many parents don’t realize that the education world has changed drastically since they were in school. Schools and class sizes used to be smaller, dropout rates lower, in-school violence almost unheard of, and teachers weren’t terrified of showing affection to their…

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The Ten Worst Things That Happen In School

The Ten Worst Things That Happen In School Sometimes you have to get up when it’s still dark: Research has shown that children generally learn better when they start school later.1 Most schools dispense curriculum from the top down, from distant sources: Children learn best when the approach is learner-centered, based on their interest. Students are forced…

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Great Math Websites for Students of Any Age 2

Great Math Websites for Students of Any Age 2 Desmos Desmos is an incredible online math tool that allows you to create amazing graphs with any data that you select. The process is made easier by using their sliders to adjust the data and watch the graph change. Only by exploring their website can you…

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