What kind of democracy do you get in a democratic school like Summerhill? It is not political democracy- representative democracy as we know it at regional and national level. It is something else entirely, but it is not immediately clear what it is.
Democratic Meetings are the essential part of democratic schools.
We continue to discuss Democratic School Meetings and freedom, age ranges, and the reality that democratic meetings are not perfect.
Meeting problems, the basics of good meetings, templates.
What Contexts and Scaffolding create successful Optional lessons ?
We discuss optional lessons and Reduced Curriculum
The Age Range Train. How many coaches? The most important coach?
Is there an essential Age Range? A Lynch pin?
Age Range and the importance of Professional/Veteran children.
Getting older is not the same as gaining maturity.