I’m back from the International Democratic Education Conference 2008, my head still spinning from seven days chock full of energizing workshops and conversations. Here are my relevant stats:
- Average hours of sleep per night: 5
- Mosquito bites: 6
- Guest bloggers for Reschool Yourself: 7+
- Servings of dessert: 20?
- Blog posts composed in my brain: 25?
- Workshops attended: 33?
- “A-ha” moments: Beyond number
Here are a few topics for upcoming posts:
- The FAQs of Democratic Education: If kids aren’t required to go to classes, won’t they lurk around on MySpace all day? Does this type of education work for kids from unsupportive homes, and how possible is it in public schools bound by government regulations? Won’t kids go all Lord of the Flies on us if unchecked by a firm authority?
- The coolest alternative schools and programs you probably didn’t know existed
- A list of online tools that make me marvel at the powers of the Interweb
- The IDEC “Kids’ Table”: An introduction to my all-star cast of young rabble rousers who are gonna shake things up in education, big time. And they’re fun to have a beer with, to boot.
- Why I now trust myself to raise kids one day and not screw ’em up TOO badly. (I said one day, after a bonsai, a kitten, and a puppy have all survived on my watch.)
- More “Reschooling Reasons” and a new series of posts called “Reschooling Tools”