SDE 101-Trusting the Learning Process

The Challenges of Trusting the Learning Process Sometimes trusting the learning process can be hard. You see that your child is smart as a whip, but for some reason, he doesn’t find necessary the acquiring of the basic skills which we are accustomed to seeing appear at specific grade levels. You watch. You wait. You model. You slyly offer interesting things needing these basic skills we want them to acquire. We do everything we can…

Alternatives to High School

Sometimes you just know your child needs something different. Sometimes you know they could be spending their time more wisely. Sometimes you know they are spending time on things that are not adding value to their lives. Sometimes your heart breaks to think of all the activities they could be doing that would be beneficial for them instead. Sometimes you just wants answers to how to navigate the requirements of our current educational social constructs…

Self-Directed Education Meetup in Sacramento

Free to Learn Together with the Alliance for Self-Directed Education We’re hosting a meetup – April 21 We are so excited to be teaming up with ASDE to promote Self-Directed Education in our area! Join us at our upcoming Alliance for Self-Directed Education (ASDE) – Sacramento Area Meet Up. Meet new friends and have fun chatting and connecting with each other! This Meet Up might be perfect for you if: – Your child or teen…

Trusting Children to Learn

Learning Happens Naturally We don’t need to force it This beautiful video put together by Agile Learning Center students captures the essence of the learning process. The Alliance for Self-Directed Education is doing amazing things to further children’s rights and we are excited to be meeting with them to host local meetings. If you are a parent interested in supporting your child in Self-Direction, join us for one of our Parent Interest Nights to find out more….

Pancake Open House

Join Us at our Pancake Open House Learn more about Free To Learn Is your child failing to thrive in their learning environment? Don’t let them waste the best years of their life! Our students love learning, because we empower them to design their own education and they’re set up to thrive. Your child CAN enjoy their education too and unlock the unique GENIUS that lies within them. Free To Learn is a learning community…

Free Summer Activities

Free Summer Fun! Summer will be here officially in just a few days.  While we are taking a break from regular Community meetings it might be fun to gather and do some of the local events.  Don’t forget to post in the Facebook group if your family will be attending any of these so we can all join in the fun. Here is a delightful list of free activities put together by my sweet cousin Annie…

Free to Learn is Hiring!

We’re Hiring! We’re growing like crazy these days and we’re ready for another facilitator to join us!  Spread the word that we are looking for an awesome human who is interested in self-directed education and helping us create an intentional culture with project management tools for our mixed-age kids. Here are the details: Free to Learn was founded upon the following principles: Children are people; Learning is natural and cannot be measured; Education is most…

Creating Hula Hideouts | Learning at Play

Creating Hula Hideouts | Learning at Play

This week the sun has finally re-emerged!  The bikes and scooters all made their way to the parking lot and the kids were looking for some easy fort projects.  We we so excited when we found this “recipe” for Hula Hideouts over at AlannaGeorge.com!  The kids can’t wait to get started on them. Supplies: Hula Hoop (Alanna found hers at Dollar Tree for $1 each) Safety Pins Twine or Rope Tulle and/or Ribbon (she used…