We begin a five week exploration of Clubhouse Democracy. What are Transitional models? What’s Clubhouse Democracy ?
Democratic Free School meeting problems, the basics of good meetings, creating the templates.
We say that democratic schools begin with freedom, not democratic meetings. It’s the freedom that students bring to the meeting that creates a truly Democratic Free School.
We finish off the first of two weeks about Democratic Meetings with some remarks about the podcast.
We discuss the details of democratic meetings and how they must, crucially, be connected ro freedom.
Democratic Meetings are an important part of democratic schools. This week we are talking about the role of meetings in this school we are designing. What will the function of the meetings be?
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?