The story of Maya Angelou always keeps me motivated with the school. I was never mute, but oh did I struggle internally as a child. And just like her, in time I came out of the dark cloud. If given time, how many students can also RISE? The thing is MOST students struggle with something, … Continue reading From the Founder
I am rarely impressed with kids who learn to read before 7 because most of the time they do not understand the process of reading comprehension. I am more impressed with a young child of 2 to 6 years old who can sit and HEAR a story and have a meaningful discussion about the text. … Continue reading Why the Big Hurry for Them to Read?
I finally finished a very long journey that looks at freeing up students to think in their educational journey. I feel this research for my PhD connects well with why this type of education is important for our children. My final chapter talks about why I opened an "evolving" Sudbury school and how my research drew … Continue reading From the Founder
Ok, here's a very vivid example of how we roll. So a couple days ago a student sat in my office and asked me how he can start volunteering at local museums, because he wants to work in a museum when he is old enough. He is very interested in "anything to do with history" … Continue reading Charting Their Path
I know it's a weird question to ask a parent who is seeking to place their child in a new school: "Do you mind if he doesn't finish the math book this year? Are you ok with us focusing on his heart first?" When I was the principal of other schools, and I would receive … Continue reading Freeing Children to Fly
I want to attempt to show what the Sudbury model within a Christian environment may look like. I chose this model of education because as one being a Christian since a little girl and growing up in a church, I saw a pattern of kids growing up in the church and then as soon as they … Continue reading Sudbury in a Christian Context