Starting a School

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Starting a School

What we've been reading, watching, and thinking about at Alpine Valley School this week. 

“How do I start a self-directed democratic school in my area?” On this episode, staff and founder Larry Welshon lends his twenty-plus years of experience to tackling this question and provides concrete guidance for individuals who are looking to begin the founding journey.
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We came across a great Ted Talk this week: Self-Directed Education is a Really Good Idea, given by Joel Hammon. Here's a description of the video: There is a lot of talk about how traditional education is not always a good fit for every young person. What’s not talked about as much, but is absolutely true from my experience in the system, is that traditional education is not a good fit for many of the adults working there as well. 

As we mentioned in our podcast episode this week about starting a school, sometimes the mainstream educational system is difficult for the teachers as well as the students, and sometimes that sparks an interest in founding something completely new. 
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