column | Learning Strategies

When Kids Own Their Learning at Democratic Schools

Oct 18, 2014

THE POWER IS YOURS: What happens when students are given all of the control at a school? When every moment of every day is dictated by, well, them? Visit the Fairhaven School in Maryland, inspired by the democratic Sudbury Valley School in Massachusetts, and you’ll find out. The school has no tests, grades, or homework--preferring to inspire kids to be creators and dictators of their own learning. Do you agree with this approach? Let us know!

When Kids Own Their Learning at Democratic Schools

column | Learning Strategies

When Kids Own Their Learning at Democratic Schools

Oct 18, 2014

THE POWER IS YOURS: What happens when students are given all of the control at a school? When every moment of every day is dictated by, well, them? Visit the Fairhaven School in Maryland, inspired by the democratic Sudbury Valley School in Massachusetts, and you’ll find out. The school has no tests, grades, or homework--preferring to inspire kids to be creators and dictators of their own learning. Do you agree with this approach? Let us know!

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