Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] a "home schooling group" attempting to implement the Sudbury model?

From: Mike Sadofsky <sadofsky_at_attbi.com>
Date: Thu Nov 21 15:02:00 2002

Sorry David, I have no further information.
The phrasing comes from them.
I'd like to imagine that they intend to establish a sudbury model
school, but that's only my speculation.
Mike

On Thu, 21 Nov 2002 20:47:30 +0200, "David Rovner"
<rovners_at_netvision.net.il> wrote:

>
>Mike, a "home schooling group" attempting to implement the Sudbury model --
>how do you do that?
>
>~ David
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Mike Sadofsky" <sadofsky_at_attbi.com>
>To: <discuss-sudbury-model_at_sudval.org>
>Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 4:07 PM
>Subject: Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] donation offer
>
>
>> Marilu,
>>
>> You might want to contact "Ginny" at
>> stefan_at_coqui.net
>>
>> They describe themselves as a "home schooling group" in Puerto Rico
>> attempting to implement the Sudbury model. I have no further
>> information.
>>
>> Mike Sadofsky
>> Sudbury Valley School
>> '
>>
>> On Thu, 21 Nov 2002 09:40:51 -0800, "Marilu Diaz"
>> <madiaz_at_puertorico.fcb.com> wrote:
>>
>> >
>> >
>> >I also studied education and after a frustrating practice got turned off
>by
>> >the system. (I made a career in advertising afterwards). I now have a
>> >three year old daughter and have been investigating the possibility of
>home
>> >schooling, but am not quite convinced by the curriculums. In my search
>for
>> >alternative education, I discovered the democratic concept of schooling
>and
>> >felt in my heart that was the most natural way of children learning and
>> >developing. I would definitely consider opening this type of school in
>> >Puerto Rico, and would be thrilled to have some starting point...
>> >Marilu Diaz
>> >256 Rosario #705
>> >San Juan, PR 00912
>> >(787)309-7306
>> >madiaz_at_puertorico.fcb.com
>> >
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> >From: discuss-sudbury-model-admin_at_sudval.org
>> >[mailto:discuss-sudbury-model-admin_at_sudval.org]On Behalf Of Linda Siska
>> >Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 1:06 AM
>> >To: discuss-sudbury-model_at_sudval.org
>> >Subject: [Discuss-sudbury-model] donation offer
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > When I was in high school, back in the sixties, I was one of the shy,
>> >quiet types who sat in the back of the class and was rarely noticed --
>not
>> >by teachers, and not by my peers. I studied hard and did extremely well;
>my
>> >grades were my self-esteem. But I was enough of a rebel to resent a
>system
>> >which gave me so few choices. My time, my life, were not my own and I
>hated
>> >it.
>> >
>> > I knew there had to be a better way. I resolved to someday open a
>school
>> >of my own -- a school where children would want to be -- a school that
>> >empowered instead of imprisoned. I went off to college and majored in
>> >education, reading _Summerhill_ and John Holt on the side. The plan was
>to
>> >teach a few years in public school -- just to gain experience -- and then
>> >strike out on my own.
>> >
>> > Life has a way of altering our plans. I married young, had children,
>and
>> >moved to Germany with my husband. Through all of the changes, my desire
>for
>> >a 'someday school' never abated. I studied Montessori, Waldorf and
>> >alternative schools looking for the right model. When I answered an ad
>in
>> >_New Age Magazine_ for a school called Sudbury Valley, I knew I had found
>> >what I'd been looking for. The problem was, I was still in Germany,
>living
>> >in a military community and never knowing from one year to the next if we
>> >would stay or 'go home.'
>> >
>> > Eventually, I took my teenage son, a high-school drop-out, and moved
>> >temporarily to Framingham. Sean was still a minor, so I lived with him
>for
>> >the first of his two years at SVS before returning to my life in Germany.
>> >
>> > I am now 53 years old. My husband will be retiring in another year,
>and
>> >we will at last be returning to the states. For my dream of a school, it
>is
>> >too late. I no longer have the energy or determination it takes to get a
>> >Sudbury model school up and running, nor do I have the desire it takes to
>> >keep one going.
>> >
>> > Surprisingly, I have no regrets. Looking back on my life, I believe my
>> >dream was not really about founding a school but about finding SVS. It
>was
>> >at SVS that my son regained a sense of dignity and self-worth, and it was
>> >there that he met the beautiful young woman whom he will marry this
>coming
>> >June. And it was in Framingham that I met some of the most incredible
>women
>> >it has ever been my privilege to know. Life is good, and I am blessed!
>> >
>> > What I do have is a full set of 'start your own school' materials from
>> >SVS. If there is someone out there who could use the books, tapes and
>> >videos, please let me know. I will gladly donate them to your cause and
>> >know that my goal is being fulfilled, though not by myself.
>> >
>> > Yours in common spirit -- Linda
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
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