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Sunset Sudbury: The Children’s Imagination

Ever wonder what might be your child’s ideal school? Well, I got a little glimpse today when three students came running up to me today very excited to tell me all about their “magic school”. They insisted I write this down so they wouldn’t forget.
 
The Magic School has…

  • fairies with pixie dust for flying and a magic glowing flower,
  • sharks that help you swim and don’t bite if you don’t bother them,
  • water fountains and real mermaids,
  • bounce houses and water slides,
  • stars that glow,
  • a real-life Rapunzel,
  • rainbows, snow, reindeer, and a beach,
  • new markers (and you get to keep them),
  • it’s in Colorado,
  • only kids can go, but parents can pick them up,
  • gifts that don’t run out,
  • squirrels that don’t bite,
  • flowers you can climb on,
  • shots from the doctor don’t hurt,
  • Rapunzel can sing out splinters with her magic song,
  • Santa Claus is there,
  • invisible gold rocks that you trip over and then the fairies make you fly,
  • there’s a lot of things…

The independent learning environment at Sunset Sudbury allows the children to be as creative as possible and to have such wonderful imaginations, like the “Magic School.” Contact us if you are interested in learning more about our self directed learning school in Broward County.

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Sunset Sudbury: The Children’s Imagination

Ever wonder what might be your child’s ideal school? Well, I got a little glimpse today when three students came running up to me today very excited to tell me all about their “magic school”. They insisted I write this down so they wouldn’t forget.
 
The Magic School has…

  • fairies with pixie dust for flying and a magic glowing flower,
  • sharks that help you swim and don’t bite if you don’t bother them,
  • water fountains and real mermaids,
  • bounce houses and water slides,
  • stars that glow,
  • a real-life Rapunzel,
  • rainbows, snow, reindeer, and a beach,
  • new markers (and you get to keep them),
  • it’s in Colorado,
  • only kids can go, but parents can pick them up,
  • gifts that don’t run out,
  • squirrels that don’t bite,
  • flowers you can climb on,
  • shots from the doctor don’t hurt,
  • Rapunzel can sing out splinters with her magic song,
  • Santa Claus is there,
  • invisible gold rocks that you trip over and then the fairies make you fly,
  • there’s a lot of things…

The independent learning environment at Sunset Sudbury allows the children to be as creative as possible and to have such wonderful imaginations, like the “Magic School.” Contact us if you are interested in learning more about our self directed learning school in Broward County.

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Sunset Sudbury: The Children’s Imagination

Ever wonder what might be your child’s ideal school? Well, I got a little glimpse today when three students came running up to me today very excited to tell me all about their “magic school”. They insisted I write this down so they wouldn’t forget.
 
The Magic School has…

  • fairies with pixie dust for flying and a magic glowing flower,
  • sharks that help you swim and don’t bite if you don’t bother them,
  • water fountains and real mermaids,
  • bounce houses and water slides,
  • stars that glow,
  • a real-life Rapunzel,
  • rainbows, snow, reindeer, and a beach,
  • new markers (and you get to keep them),
  • it’s in Colorado,
  • only kids can go, but parents can pick them up,
  • gifts that don’t run out,
  • squirrels that don’t bite,
  • flowers you can climb on,
  • shots from the doctor don’t hurt,
  • Rapunzel can sing out splinters with her magic song,
  • Santa Claus is there,
  • invisible gold rocks that you trip over and then the fairies make you fly,
  • there’s a lot of things…

The independent learning environment at Sunset Sudbury allows the children to be as creative as possible and to have such wonderful imaginations, like the “Magic School.” Contact us if you are interested in learning more about our self directed learning school in Broward County.

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Sunset Sudbury: The Children’s Imagination

Ever wonder what might be your child’s ideal school? Well, I got a little glimpse today when three students came running up to me today very excited to tell me all about their “magic school”. They insisted I write this down so they wouldn’t forget.
 
The Magic School has…

  • fairies with pixie dust for flying and a magic glowing flower,
  • sharks that help you swim and don’t bite if you don’t bother them,
  • water fountains and real mermaids,
  • bounce houses and water slides,
  • stars that glow,
  • a real-life Rapunzel,
  • rainbows, snow, reindeer, and a beach,
  • new markers (and you get to keep them),
  • it’s in Colorado,
  • only kids can go, but parents can pick them up,
  • gifts that don’t run out,
  • squirrels that don’t bite,
  • flowers you can climb on,
  • shots from the doctor don’t hurt,
  • Rapunzel can sing out splinters with her magic song,
  • Santa Claus is there,
  • invisible gold rocks that you trip over and then the fairies make you fly,
  • there’s a lot of things…

The independent learning environment at Sunset Sudbury allows the children to be as creative as possible and to have such wonderful imaginations, like the “Magic School.” Contact us if you are interested in learning more about our self directed learning school in Broward County.

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Experiences of ADHD-Labeled Kids Who Switch from Conventional Schooling to Homeschooling or Unschooling

In response to my call for stories about ADHD-diagnosed kids who have been educated in non-traditional settings, I received 28 stories. My analysis of these stories suggests that (1) most ADHD-diagnosed kids do fine without drugs if they are not in a conventional school; (2) the ADHD characteristics don't vanish just because they aren't in school, but the characteristics are no longer as big a problem as they were before; and (3) ADHD-diagnosed kids seem to do especially well when they are allowed to take charge of their own education.

 

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I Want Your Stories of Self-Directed Learning

As you know if you have been following it for awhile, this blog is primarily about self-education, especially in children but also in adults. It's about learning that occurs through play, self-directed exploration, and self-initiated focused effort. The comments and emails I have received over the past few months suggest that many of you have stories to tell that are quite relevant to these themes. I would love to hear and perhaps share your stories, which can be about your children, others you know, or you. Your stories may be a great source of inspiration for other readers.

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