Teaching at Summerhill is no big secret. It should be the most natural thing in the world. But here is a list of ten ideas that can help to keep you on track as a Summerhill teacher.
We need more democratic meetings. Here is a way of setting up a meeting similar to the Summerhill Meeting. It can be used at work, in clubs, societies, and committees. The more democratic we are the better, in my opinion.
Summerhill protects your right to be how you want to be. You choose; the Meeting does not. The purpose of the Meeting is to sort out the inevitable boundary disputes in a community of nearly one hundred people who are all trying to live vibrantly individual lives.
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…