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.
This is the first of a series of Podcasts. We talk about our motivations: why are we interested in setting up democratic schools? Our motivations are different and yours will be too! Share your ideas with us
This post looks at open classrooms. Don’t we need to think about the past before heading into an uncertain future? We’ve been here before.
Democratic schools should be at the forefront of evidence-based teaching. If teaching is better democratic school students have the most to win: they gain their freedom from the classroom!
Talking about the Curriculum in democratic free schools.
Do you think we should teach difference between right and wrong? I don’t. Here’s why.
A good enough reason? If Summerhill matters, it is not because of what happens in one school in one hidden corner of England. If it matters it is because it responds to our feeling that there is something wrong with the world. It seems to offer a way out. Your definition of what is wrong…
Is Summerhill an African idea? My flatmates in Edinburgh certainly thought so. They didn’t think it could work in the UK, but it was just the way they had grown up.
Qualities of Teachers : Personality of Teachers and Schools Clara was an experienced but frustrated state school Science teacher and very much wanted to find a better situation for herself. One Friday evening, over drinks, a friend told her about Summerhill. The philosophy interested her and she bought the book, Summerhill, and then visited…
Egomaniac! I wrote the word down several times when I was thinking about qualities of teachers in democratic schools. The worst people you can have involved in your school project are people whose heads are so big they get stuck in the door as they try to leave the building. Now this little post is…