Planning Your Planning

I am the ultimate over-planner. I plan out everything, and when I'm stressed, I plan more. When I feel nervous about the future, I make more plans. And luckily, this is generally quite a good place to fuel anxious energy. Often I plan things I never expect to happen, just because I like thinking about … Continue reading Planning Your Planning

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Look for learning nowhere, recognize learning everywhere

I said this to someone today and I realized how deeply it describes my vision and my viewpoint of education. I'm going to break down the two parts of this and also how they fit together to really create what feels to me like the most concise and complete explanation I've hit upon. LOOK FOR … Continue reading Look for learning nowhere, recognize learning everywhere

Spotlight on the Alternative Education Movement: Agile Learning Center

In a lot of ways, an Agile Learning Center (ALC) is very similar to both of the models I've discussed previously (Sudbury and North Star). Attendees are free to spend almost all of the day as they choose, with adult facilitators available for support. One thing that I really love about ALC's is the focus … Continue reading Spotlight on the Alternative Education Movement: Agile Learning Center