Alternatives to School

Welcome to the World of Self-Directed Learning

  • Blog
  • FAQs
  • About ▾

    Very Fine Ballroom Latin Tango B01N392Y2R Fine Salsa Dance Shoes for for Women 2828LEDSS 3-Inch Heel + Foldable Brush Bundle 8223d6e




    Satin
    suede sole
    Heel measures approximately 3.5 inches\"
    Non Slip Suede Sole
    Minimal shank board for additional support and flexibility
    Quick release buckling (buckle & clip/hook)
    Cushioned insole for shock absorption and comfort
    Bundle of Pair of Dance Shoes and Foldable Dance Shoe Brush. 3.5\" Heel in the photo.
  • About ▾
  • Connect
Welcome to the World of Self-Directed Education

You have just entered into a remarkable world of ideas about education — ideas that make enormous sense, are much supported by research, and are influencing the educational thought and practice of an ever-growing number of families throughout the world. I am Peter Gray, research professor of psychology at Boston College. This website includes some of my own research findings, as well as conclusions from many other sources, about how children best learn and about alternatives to conventional schooling that have proven successful for many thousands of young people. I, and the whole team that created this site, welcome you and hope you will explore the site to discover more about home-based, self-directed learning, community resource centers, and democratic schools.

 

 

THE MAIN IDEAS DEVELOPED ON THIS SITE ARE:

Children are beautifully designed, by nature, to direct their own education. For most of human history, children educated themselves through observing, exploring, questioning, playing and participating. These educative instincts still work beautifully for children who are provided with conditions that allow them to flourish.

Coercive schooling is not good for children. Schooling that children are forced to endure—in which the subject matter is imposed by others and the “learning” is motivated by extrinsic rewards and punishments rather than by the children’s true interests—turns learning from a joyful activity into a chore, to be avoided whenever possible. Coercive schooling, which tragically is the norm in our society, suppresses curiosity and overrides children’s natural ways of learning. It also promotes anxiety, depression and feelings of helplessness that all too often reach pathological levels.

Real alternatives already exist and have been proven to work. These options include democratic schools, in which children direct their own activities and participate in running the school; self-directed homeschooling, where children pursue their own interests with the support of parents and others in the community; and resource centers that offer community and support for self-directed learners. These self-directed approaches have been used successfully by young people representing the whole normal range of personalities and diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. These approaches nurture traits such as initiative, creativity, playfulness, and love of learning — traits that promote life satisfaction and are increasingly essential for economic success in our rapidly changing world. As an added bonus, the financial cost of such  approaches has proven to be far less than that of coercive schooling.

THIS SITE IS FOR YOU IF YOU ARE:

a parent who is concerned about how schooling is affecting your child, or who seeks to preserve your child’s wonder and excitement of learning;

a student who feels trapped by schooling;

a researcher or scholar who wants to know the evidence concerning the harm of coercive schooling, the success of self-directed education, and the conditions in which self-directed education works best;

a journalist or event organizer, interested in featuring an authority who can discuss better approaches to education and children’s needs for freedom and play; or

a concerned citizen, looking for ways to improve education for all.

See also:
The Alliance for Self-Directed Education

 

Blog Archive
TDA Women s Ankle Strap Comfort Knot Satin Salsa Tango Ballroom Latin Modern Dance Wedding Shoes YIBLBOX Womens Mesh Split Sole Lace Up Ballroom Dance Sneakers Jazz Heel Shoes Gold Pigeon Shoes Party Party SERA7039 Comfort High Top Evening Dress Pump, Wedding Shoes: Women Ballroom Dance Shoes High-Medium Heel, Salsa, Tango, Latin, Swing Salsa Tango Swing Latin 50 Shades Of Black Dance Shoes Collection-III, Comfort Evening Dress Wedding Pumps, Ballroom Shoes For Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Theather Art by 50 Shades (2.5", 3" & 3.5" Heels) Misu Women s Closed Toe Suede Sole Latin Salsa Tango Practice Ballroom Dance Shoes With 2.0" Heel , Reebok Women s Hayasu Training Shoe Honeystore Women s Sequins Round Toe Latin Dance Shoes , TDA Women s Ankle Strap Peep Toe Mesh Satin Salsa Tango Ballroom Latin Modern Dance Wedding Shoes Abby 004 Womens Body Strap Latin Peep-toe Lace Professional Dance-shoes , Salsa Dance Shoes Newest Ballroom Latin Dance Shoes Women Satin Dance Shoes , HIPPOSEUS Women s Leather Latin Dance Shoes Ballroom Shoes,Model AF810 50 Shades Of Dance Practice Shoes Collection (1.5" & Flat Heel): Women Comfort Low Thick Heel For Ballroom, Practice, Teaching, Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Theather Art by Party Party , Capezio Women s 2028 Canvas Juliet Ballet Shoe , Party Party SERA7017 Comfort High Top Evening Dress Pump, Wedding Shoes: Women Ballroom Dance Shoes High-Medium Heel, Salsa, Tango, Latin, Swing Salsa Tango Swing Latin , TDA Women s Classic T-Strap Mid Heel Synthetic Tango Ballroom Salsa Latin Dance Wedding Shoes Abby AQ-5009 Womens Custom Heel Latin Tango Ballroom Party wedding Peep-toe PU Dance-shoes , UPRIVER GALLERY Ballet Belly Dance Foot Thong Dance Paw Shoes Half Sole , Very Fine Ladies Women Ballroom Dance Shoes EK8881 With 1" Heel , Abby Womens Comfort Latin Modern Tango Cha-cha Custom Heel Peep-toe PU Professional Dance-shoes , 50 Shades Of Black Dance Shoes Collection I, Comfort Evening Dress Wedding Pumps: Women Ballroom Dance Shoes For Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Theater Art by Party Party (2.5" & 3" Heels) HIPPOSEUS Women s Leatherette Latin Dance Shoes Ballroom Dancing Shoes,Model MF1818-5 Roymall Women s Leather Latin Dance Shoes/Salsa Shoes/Ballroom Dance Shoes,Model AF50 , 50 Shades 5008 Comfort Evening Dress Pump Sandals, Women Ballroom Dance Shoes (2.5", 3" & 3.5" High Heels) , Abby 8015 Womens Cozy Breathable Peep Toe Lissom Block Heel Salsa Rumba Soft Silk Dance Shoes Nimble Elegant Latin T-bar Ankle Strap Pumps Perfect Practising , Gold Pigeon Shoes Party Party SERA7013 Comfort Evening Dress Pump, Wedding Shoes: Women Ballroom Dance Shoes High-Medium Heel, Salsa, Tango, Latin, Swing Salsa Tango Swing Latin , Dance Class Women s PCM201 Full Sole Jazz/Clogging Oxford Roymall Women s Satin Latin Dance Shoes Ballroom Salsa Tango Performance Shoes,Model AFCT404 , Bloch Dance Womens Synchrony Ballet Dance Shoe , Gold Pigeon Shoes 50 Shades Of Thick Cuban Heel~ Dance Dress Shoes Collection: Women Ballroom, Practice, Teaching, Latin, Tango, Salsa, Swing, Theather Art by Party Party
Like Us On Facebook
Contents
Get our newsletter!
Very Fine Ballroom Latin Tango B01N392Y2R Fine Salsa Dance Shoes for for Women 2828LEDSS 3-Inch Heel + Foldable Brush Bundle 8223d6e
Search
Ballet & Dance


Copyright © 2018 · Balance Theme on Genesis Framework · WordPress · Log in

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8