What is Clubhouse Democracy ? What is a Transitional Model? We discuss.
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.
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, 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..
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.