Peter Gray

How Students Lead the Learning Experience at Democratic Schools

How Students Lead the Learning Experience at Democratic Schools

| October 10, 2014 | 97 Comments

The Fairhaven School, which opened its doors in 1998, has no tests or grades, and no assigned homework. Its goal is to help students develop two core traits: agency and autonomy.

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How do Unschoolers Turn Out?

How do Unschoolers Turn Out?

| September 2, 2014 | 113 Comments

Unschoolers weigh in on how their lives have evolved, including college, career, and overall happiness.

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Harnessing Children’s Natural Ways of Learning

Harnessing Children’s Natural Ways of Learning

| October 23, 2013 | 28 Comments

Fed up with the restrictions at his conventional school, 10-year-old Scott Gray convinced his parents to transfer him to one where children control their own education. His father, Peter Gray, who’s a developmental psychologist, watched his son thrive and began seeking to understand how children learned in such a setting, and what lessons could be drawn from it.

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