Autonomy is more subtle than just “doing whatever you want” - and it impacts all of our lives.
Have you ever thought about how schools came to be? The history takes us back to a time when nationalism and supremacy informed many of the foundational structures that still stand in classrooms across America.
As I engaged in a gentle, slow-motion wrestling match with my two and a half year old son and a tiny sweater, I reflected on that age-old parenting advice, “Choose your battles.”
Learn how Self-Directed Education in schools allows childhood autonomy to survive and thrive.
Junkyard playgrounds are a protected space in which children are free to be autonomous.
Studies show that democratic schools are especially good at supporting the primary psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness.