Archive for December, 2017

The Joy and Sorrow of Rereading Holt’s “How Children Learn”

Holt was a brilliant observer of children in their everyday lives, who decades ago developed some profound insights into how children learn. I wish more people understood them.

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Fairhaven School’s first podcast!

Check out Fairhaven’s first podcast, recorded in our new music room: An interview with Hanna Greenberg, founder of Sudbury Valley School (now celebrating its 50th year), and four of our current students: 

Hanna and Mark with students in the music studio

Fairhaven staff member Mark McCaig asked Hanna what it feels like to visit other Sudbury schools:

“It works everywhere. You can go to any Sudbury school–in Japan, or in the south of the United States, or Massachusetts, or here, and the feel of the place is the same. The details vary, the culture varies, it doesn’t matter. The essence is the same. And that’s a fantastic reinforcement…”

Feel free to share, and thanks for listening!


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Origins of Passionate Interests: A Survey of Readers

I'm asking here for your story about the development of a passionate interest. It might be a story about your own interest, that of your child, or that of anyone you know well.

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