Saturday, 17 June 2006

Not exactly my typical blog topic, but I found this to be very interesting, and somehow I think people like Bill and Melinda Gates might think so, too.

It certainly might be worth putting some serious thought and effort into. Is this possibly the changing face of education?

The Fairhaven School in Upper Marlboro, MD is not your typical school. Instead of the standard educational model, this private school takes a radically different approach - Kid-powered learning, if you will. 73 students and a few teachers have turned the traditional model on its proverbial head. Done right, this could be a powerful form and method of education. It sure looks like the kids are well-educated, smart and (perhaps most importantly) involved in their world.

There's a DVD that a film maker made about the school and its students, and you can view the trailer here:



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Sunday, 18 June 2006 06:00:47 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Fairhaven is a 'Sudbury Valley' like school. SVS (http://www.sudval.org/") is where my son goes. It's an amazing experience all around. He's been a student there for 3 years now. He reads well, loves doing math problems in his head, and gets along with kids across all age groups comfortably and without fear of the 'next graders'.
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