About This Blog
What if students in schools weren’t shuttled from classroom to classroom, often constrained to a less than comfortable desk? What if schools didn’t ask students to compartmentalize learning into 45 minute blocks of time? What if schools didn’t force-feed students content that was not relevant or interesting to them? In short, what if schools worked to adapt learning environments, i.e. physical space, schedule, pedagogy, curriculum, to allow for greater freedom, flexibility, and creativity for their teachers and students? What if, like an organic farmer, we set the fences, fostered an environment for organic growth and development, and allowed our students to then be free-range?
There are certainly a great number of schools, organizations, and educators working towards these ideals through conversation and practice. The aim of this blog is to join that conversation, share ideas and success stories from around the world, and to report on some of the efforts and experiments of one independent school that is embarking on the journey.