24. The First Step of Creating a New School

Parents, are you looking for a different model for your child? Educators, are you ready to try something new, that’s outside the traditional educational system? It might be time to start your own school or micro-school.

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on education and parents and educational leaders alike are scrambling to support our colorful, mismatched kids who aren’t being served in a strictly online or hybrid environment.

This week on the podcast, I’m sharing what your first steps should be when starting your own micro-school. And I’m also sharing success stories of some of my students in the Build Your Micro-School program. I’m thrilled to see how they’ve embraced this moment to make their dreams happen.

Jump Through the Episode:

  • [1:07] Anyone is capable of starting a micro-school
  • [1:47] The key starting point
  • [2:22] What’s the opportunity or need?
  • [2:38] How Build Your Micro-School students are making change happen
  • [4:22] Getting clear on your priorities
  • [5:24] The questions to help you focus your vision
  • [12:40] Bullock Garden Project & Their Place
  • [14:25] Untethered Minds Institute
  • [15:45] What comes next

Links and Resources: https://educationevolution.org/24

Maureen O’Shaughnessy, EdD

Maureen O’Shaughnessy, EdD, is a career school innovator with over 30 years transforming learning in schools to better serve students. She is the founding director of Leadership Preparatory Academy, a progressive micro-school in Washington State, and is an educational change agent across the globe.

James Hamilton Healy

James Hamilton Healy is a Best Selling Author, host of Business Innovators Radio and contributor to Small Business Trendsetters and Business Innovators Magazine covering Influencers, Innovators and Trendsetters in Business, Health, Finance and Personal Development.