Looking for freeschoolers to write guest posts on the blog!
I’m looking to have a short series of posts, by different authors, on freeschooling for the blog. I’m interested in hearing from different perspectives: kids currently in a freeschool, freeschool alumni, staff who work or have worked in a freeschool… If you’re interested, please email me at email@example.com. Thank you!
Student Voice in Child-Friendly SchoolsSeveral years ago UNICEF took off on a journey to create child-friendly schools around the world. Their efforts included creating a comprehensive manual and conducting evaluations of so-named environments around the world. However, in their analysis of what created a child-friendly school, UNICEF has routinely neglected to name student voice as an essential component.
For those of you familiar with my work, you’ll know that I would take that engagement of student voice further down the line and propose that to be truly committed to child-friendly schools would be to practice Meaningful Student Involvement throughout the education system. I have called out the child-friendly environments movement before for this type of neglect, and this is an extension of my concern.
UNICEF can take it’s role further, as it must, by thoroughly considering Meaningful Student Involvement. Our world needs nothing less.
Very First Post
I created this blog today, after a particularly disappointing day of school.
Tears accompanied by a chorus of heavy rain drove me to write today. Melancholy and maybe melodramatic, I journaled my frustrations into shabby works of art, which I would like to post here.
The decision to go to college or not and which college is a bit overwhelming. Hopefully I’ll find some people here who were once in my shoes to offer advice.
Also, I’ll post links to my favorite articles on education revolution, democratic schools, unschooling, educational or cognitive psychology, etc.
I’m really excited about this new, productive way to express myself! And hopefully to meet like-minded people.