Episode 32: The Invitation of Boredom
When students at self-directed democratic schools like Alpine Valley School find themselves free from classrooms and curricula, they are sometimes left to grapple with a new adversary: boredom. However, boredom can also be an opportunity for growth. On this episode of the podcast, AVS graduates weigh in on the subject of getting bored - what to do about it, and why it’s important.
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Read a piece from the New York Times called “Let Children Get Bored Again”
Watch a TED Talk about how boredom can lead to the most creative ideas.
Listen to an episode of the AVS Podcast where a graduate discusses how boredom helped him find his passion.
Watch a video about trusting children in a self-directed environment
Read a blog post about the purpose of education
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