Parents and educators alike are starting micro-schools this fall in an effort to change the educational path for their children–and others in their community. But often we forget the hard work that goes into any new venture. There’s so much more involved than a passionate drive to change, though that’s a good start!
This week on the Education Evolution podcast, I’m sharing some of the myths involved in starting a micro-school and what realistic expectations you should have. I’m drawing from my many years in education–and from starting multiple micro-schools myself.
And I’m also sharing some of the lessons I’ve learned building my own progressive, state-accredited micro-school in the Seattle area. Listen in!
Jump Through the Conversation
- [1:20] Three myths
- [5:22] How long does it take to open a micro-school?
- [8:00] External factors impacting a micro-school
- [8:57] Enrollment
- [9:25] Curriculum
- [9:55] The longer view
- [12:13] Progressive education as the goal of all schools
- [13:14] Maureen’s Magic Wand: Use this moment in history to create more relevant and holistic schools
Links and Resources:
Recent episodes from Maureen O’Shaughnessy, EdD (see all)
- 25. Looking at How Kids are Wired with Dr. Karen Wilson – September 28, 2020
- 24. The First Step of Creating a New School – September 21, 2020
- 23. A Place for Colorful Mismatched Learners to Thrive – September 14, 2020
Recent episodes from James Hamilton Healy (see all)
- 25. Looking at How Kids are Wired with Dr. Karen Wilson - September 28, 2020
- 144: What is Sex Therapy Like – Paula Leech - September 28, 2020
- 24. The First Step of Creating a New School - September 21, 2020