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Reach gets mention in National Post

Sarah Boesveld interviewed several families about unschooling, and of course, Reach Sudbury School came up. http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/textbook+education/4855114/story.html Some of the description is here: “A new ‘unschooling school’ is slated to open in Toronto this fall, a private learning centre… [which will … Continue reading

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Reach gets mention in National Post

Sarah Boesveld interviewed several families about unschooling, and of course, Reach Sudbury School came up. http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/textbook+education/4855114/story.html Some of the description is here: “A new ‘unschooling school’ is slated to open in Toronto this fall, a private learning centre… [which will be] an alternative for parents who can’t be at home to facilite their children’s learning… […]

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Reach gets mention in National Post

Sarah Boesveld interviewed several families about unschooling, and of course, Reach Sudbury School came up. http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/textbook+education/4855114/story.html Some of the description is here: “A new ‘unschooling school’ is slated to open in Toronto this fall, a private learning centre… [which will be] an alternative for parents who can’t be at home to facilite their children’s learning… […]

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Reach gets mention in National Post

Sarah Boesveld interviewed several families about unschooling, and of course, Reach Sudbury School came up. http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/textbook+education/4855114/story.html Some of the description is here: “A new ‘unschooling school’ is slated to open in Toronto this fall, a private learning centre… [which will be] an alternative for parents who can’t be at home to facilite their children’s learning… […]

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Reach gets mention in National Post

Sarah Boesveld interviewed several families about unschooling, and of course, Reach Sudbury School came up. http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/textbook+education/4855114/story.html Some of the description is here: “A new ‘unschooling school’ is slated to open in Toronto this fall, a private learning centre… [which will be] an alternative for parents who can’t be at home to facilite their children’s learning… […]

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Information Meeting Jan 11: Trust in a Sudbury School

Come discuss ways in which trust is a part of Sudbury schools. Can you trust your child to direct her own education? Can your child trust that she’ll be respected and supported? Last month we discussed trust in general, and this month we’ll focus specifically on trust within Sudbury schools. Trust is a key issue – [...]

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Discussion Meeting on Curriculum

There were 16 of us at the last general discussion meeting. Some new faces (welcome), some who attended before (welcome back). A lot of the discussion revolved around the question what what curriculum is. Most of us — and the general public — initially think of curriculum as a set of information that one needs to know. Teachers talk [...]

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Great Discussion on Monday and No Diploma, No Problem! on May 20

Monday’s monthly discussion night was a lively gathering from which no one seemed to want to leave. Three former Beach School students (including myself and my sister Frances, who is currently attending the original Sudbury Valley School) shared their experiences with a group who seemed quite interested. Dr Carlo Ricci (our group’s education consultant) was kind [...]

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Real Education for Real Teens

The impact of a Sudbury education on three local teens Come meet three Toronto teens who have had non-traditional educations. Sarah and Frances were homeschooled before entering The Beach School; Matt went to traditional public school. Sarah and Matt attended The Beach School for 4 years each, and Frances attended for 5 years. [...]

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Democratic Parenting? Free Kids?

Twelve people gathered at the home of Rika and Sarah Alvo for our second monthly discussion meeting.  Many live in the Beach and Riverdale neighbourhoods of Toronto, but we also had folks from North York and even Cambridge! Thank you for joining us and hope the time was worth your while. Everyone seemed to agree that the current public school [...]

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