Some people find the system of fining people at the Meeting in Summerhill problematic. This post describes how a typical meeting case might go and discusses what kind of punishment the fine might really be.
The Design a School Project is on a Hiatus. But check out the 25 weeks of the Project’s Blogs and Podcasts. Here’s How !
We cover the English National Curriculum, Core and Foundation Subjects as well as Freedom, Group Ages, the Timetable, the need for experienced teachers and more.
We begin to look at content: The English National Curriculum, Core and Foundation subjects, FREEDOM, reduction of the Core as well as Foundation, Key Stages and what we mean by Moving Up, The Timetable and more.
Our quick notes on the Wednesday Podcast about the Hidden Curriculum positive, negative, state schools, democratic free schools. They can’t be avoided !
We discuss the Hidden Curriculum. What is it? In a State School, in a Democratic Free School. Is the Hidden Curriculum positive, negative or both?
Hidden Curriculums are a significant part of schools and can be negative as well as possible. It is important to be able to identify them and analyse them on a regular basis.
Notes on The Podcast: What happens to the school when the Three Curriculum Circles are not properly balanced? Multiple Entry Points.
We discuss the problems of unbalanced Curriculum Circles, the importance of Multiple Entry Points and No Franchise.
The importance keeping a good balance between the Three Curriculum Circles of a Democratic Free School. The need for Multiple Entry Points for core curriculum skills.