25
Sep
2019

It’s an EPIC Opening

EPIC Life Learning Community, the newest Liberated Learners center, opened on Sept 3rd in Carrollton, TX (near Dallas).

31
Jul
2019

Ken’s New Blog

Ken’s on a roll with some great posts on his newly launched blog. My favorite is a satirical thought experiment, a la Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal.

26
May
2019

Learning is Natural, School is Optional

That’s the North Star slogan, adopted for Liberated Learners centers, and now the title of Ken Danford’s new book: Learning is Natural, School is Optional: The North Star approach to offering teens a head start on life.

24
Apr
2019

Abot Tala—To the Stars

The newest Liberated Learners center, Abot Tala, opened in Manila, The Philippines, on April 1. It was only a dream last summer — 9 months later, reality.

30
Mar
2019

The Self-Driven Child: Making it possible

The goal of Liberated Learners centers is to support teens to leave traditional school and to start living the lives that they want for themselves now. The approach begins with having kids take more direct control over their lives.

20
Feb
2019

Resolving Conflicts by Bringing People Together

In Blake Boles’ recent Tipping Points article, “Agile Learning Centers, Liberated Learners, and Sudbury Schools: What’s the Difference?“, one of the questions Blake uses to compare the different models is “When something’s amiss, who solves the problem, and how?”. His conclusion for Liberated Learners centers is “benevolent dictatorship”, and goes on to say: Liberated Learners […]

10
Jun
2018

A Cycle of Unlocking Opportunities

I read Seth Godin’s blog every morning. Short and to the point. Deeply inspiring. But I’ve not found a place in my daily routine to keep up with his new podcast, Akimbo. Maria, from Deep Root, posted to our Liberated Learners mailing list suggesting we all check out Seth’s Q&A episode, his “spot on” answer […]

11
Sep
2017

The Mentoring Effect

When PLC members move on from PLC, into college, work, and life generally, they nearly always express how much their mentoring relationship has helped and supported them as they forged their path through opportunities and offerings. Mentoring is without a doubt the part of the “PLC magic” that we most value. It’s more important than […]