Just found this video on Summerhill School in England. I am glad to see that the presentation has dispensed with the cliche of the "free school" as chaos and anarchy theme. In fact, this presentation seems to emphasize as many visual images of kids being studious as playful. I also like how they brought out some of the philosophical issues and how the school has fared in relation to the larger system in which they are embedded.
This article on Summerhill goes the opposite direction and even calls it "strict" and says they have 150 to 230 rule!
(Attitude + Tutor = Attitutor)
Mission: Enthusiastic human beings living passionate lives in a joyful society.
My name is Don Berg. I am a deeper learning advocate, author, and teacherpreneur (entrepreneurial teacher).
27 February 2009
20 February 2009
Attitude First From Barry Schwartz at TED
Here's Barry again at TED on Practical Wisdom:
Here's an earlier talk he gave on the Paradox of Choice:
Labels: morality, social commentary, video
18 February 2009
Oregonian on The Village Free School
Here's a nice article about The Village Free School (where I am volunteering these days.)
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