We summarise Optional Lessons and emphasise that they are not offered in isolation, or randomly, but with a number of surrounding factors that are needed for success.
We discuss Optional Lessons. What Contexts and Scaffolding create successful Optional lessons in a Democratic free School?
We discuss optional lessons, an essential part of the Democratic Free School engine. Also Reduced Curriculum and Freak Out subjects.
We discuss the Age Ranges in our school. Is there an essential Age Range? A Lynch pin?
Designing a Democratic Free School needs a solid vision, mission statement. We discuss the principles that we think are essential for our school..
We write about Age Ranges and Size in democratic free school design.What are they? Where will we begin ? It’s not an easy topic.
Here we provide a concise description of what we would like to see in a simple Mission/Vision Statement. It is not definitive! We will come back and edit it as we go through this design process.
The Age Range Train. How many coaches? The most important coach?
We discuss the theme of the week: how to get going on a sensible mission statement. We don’t always agree, but we always discuss.
Reflections on Mission Statements. In this blog we think over what we discussed in our last podcast and offer some suggestions about the way forward