Here I will collect articles and other resources I have come across that have influenced and inspired my views and philosophies on education.
The Economics of Happiness This video is not longer available for free viewing, but it is well worth the $5 to watch.
Here is an excerpt from The Economics of Happiness that you can watch for free that poignantly describes how Western-style education is eroding sustainable cultures and practices.
Occupy Your Mind is an excellent article with reference to another excellent documentary that made me rethink my career as a teacher in international schools.
Why Preschool Shouldn’t be Like School (nor should any other school for that matter)
Sudbury Valley School This school is based on Summerhill in the UK. I first heard about it when doing my Masters and poo-pooed the idea, thinking it was too “airy fairy” and could never work. Now I think it’s what every school should be.
For those I’ve managed to convert, here is a great resource for homeschooling: Global Village School