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Hide & Seek

By Bryan As I was leaving campus early one afternoon, I passed by a six-year-old student standing still, facing away from the school, eyes closed, counting aloud to a hundred. The unmistakeable sign of a game of hide-&-seek. Clearwater is an excellent campus for hide-&-seek, with more likely hiding-spots than you can possibly use in a day. The game combines so much: it's a back-and-forth between

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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 Group Dec 6th

Come discuss how much parents can trust their kids to learn and grow. What happens when we trust our kids to be responsible for themselves? What happens when we don’t? What assumptions are made around trust in your child’s school? Date: Dec 6, 2010 Time: 7-9 p.m. Location: 67 Pinebrook Ave www.tinyurl.com/dec6trust Follow-on Information Night with Reach Sudbury School [...]

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Play, free play and developing independence

Dr. Carlo Ricci kicked off the discussion by talking about the difference between play and free play. Free play, he noted, was the kind of play that children engage in without the “help” of adults. It is self-organizing, self-perpetuating, and self-evolving. That is, the play begins when children decide, necessary rules are negotiated amongst the children without adult interference, and the play proceeds and ends when the children no longer feel like playing.

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TED talk: What adults can learn from kids

In this TED talk, Adora Svitak (age 12) speaks about many concepts that are pertinent to the Sudbury approach: all-ages learning, creativity, trust. Your thoughts? addthis_url = 'http%3A%2F%2Freachsudbury.edublogs.org%2F2010%2F05%2F04%2Fted-talk-what-adults-can-learn-from-kids%2F'; addthis_title = 'TED+talk%3A+What+adults+can+learn+from+kids'; addthis_pub = '';

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