Additional Resources

 

Books

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When Kids Rule The School

by Jim Rietmulder

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The Self-Driven Child

by William Strixrud & Ned Johnson

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Free to Learn

by Peter Gray

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Free at Last

by Daniel Greenberg

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Secrets of a Buccaneer Scholar

by James Marcus Bach

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Wounded by School

by Kirsten Olson

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Free Range Kids

by Lenore Skenazy

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Schools on Trial

by Nikhil Goyal

 

A video from our sister school in New York. One of the best we have seen describing our approach at Alpine Valley School.

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

This video is a glimpse into the life of our school. Enter a world of young people who are exuberant about their lives, and are fully in control of their education. We hope you will enjoy their spirit, their focus, and above all their intensity in pursuing their passions.
In this talk, Dr. Peter Gray compellingly brings attention to the reality that over the past 60 years in the United States there has been a gradual but, overall dramatic decline in children's freedom to play with other children, without adult direction.