For the Love of Learning – Sudbury Schools – Epi#98

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Show Title:

For the Love of Learning Episode #98

Sudbury Schools

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Monday March 27, 2017, 8pm-10pm EDT

Tuesday March 28, 2017, 1am-3am BST

Guests:

Brooke Pazoles
Cassi Clausen
Aryeh Grossman
Jessica DuPont
Neil Karkhanis

Description: 

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Guests’ Bios:

Brooke Pazoles

Brooke Pazoles is a recent graduate from the University of Delaware, where she studied elementary and middle school education. Even though she has a teacher’s certificate on paper, her experience at UD was not like any other up and coming teacher’s. After spending time in real classrooms during her early college career, Brooke soon became aware of the atrocities taking place in public school systems today. She almost dropped her major to pursue a totally different career, but was steered to research Sudbury education by a professor who specialized in alternative education models. Brooke was hooked immediately, and spent the rest of her time at college pushing the University to support her in her quest to complete her student teaching placement—and eventually become a full-time staff member—at a Sudbury school. Brooke was able to fulfill her student teaching requirement at The Philadelphia Free School, a Sudbury school in South Philly. While at PFS, Brooke’s passion for Sudbury education blossomed and grew. Her time as an intern there solidified her dream to pursue staffing at a Sudbury school as her career. Brooke is originally from Bainbridge Island, a tiny island off of Seattle. She spent most of her childhood outside, building tree forts, picking blackberries, and getting intro trouble with her cohort of neighborhood friends. Brooke enjoys biking and walking through Baltimore’s neighborhoods with her husband, writing, practicing yoga, and snuggling with her three cats. She also cares deeply about community service and giving her time and resources to those in need. She spent much of her time at college volunteering for organizations like Habitat for Humanity, and spent her final spring break rebuilding homes that were destroyed by hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Brooke is a type 1 diabetic and is an active member and advocate within the worldwide diabetes community, spending much of her free time mentoring others with the disease, scouring research papers, and attending and speaking at diabetes conferences.

www.aisudbury.org

Cassi Clausen

Cassi Clausen was the original founder of The Open School, and began the journey in February 2012. She has a Bachelors from Westmont College, a Masters of Education from UM St Louis, and a Masters of Arts from University of London, Goldsmith’s College. She has dedicated her life to giving a voice to kids, and advocating for respectful parenting and education. Cassi has three kids, two of whom currently attend The Open School, with the third acting as its mascot. She enjoys nice restaurants, junky television shows, and traveling with and without her kids.

http://openschooloc.com/

http://www.facebook.com/theopenschool

http://www.instagram.com/the_open_school/

Aryeh Grossman

Aryeh Grossman is a Graduate of Fairhaven School, a Sudbury School in Maryland. As a student, he was president of the school’s assembly, school meeting chair, fire safety clerk, and an active member of several corporations. Since graduating, Aryeh has pursued his love of working with children in both teaching and camp positions. Aryeh is passionate about human rights, always looking for ways to educate himself and make a difference for good; he also enjoys playing the occasional video game.

http://www.houstonsudburyschool.org

Jessica DuPont

Jessica DuPont lives in upstate New York and is the mother of four children aged 14,14,12 and 10. They all have almost exclusively attended a Sudbury school. In her spare time she runs a used bookstore.

http://halfmoonusedbooks.com 

http://sudburyschool.com

Neil Karkhanis

Neil Karkhanis is 14 years old and attends South Jersey Sudbury School, a democratic free school where the students decide how to spend their time. He enjoys discussing politics, education, world events and nutritional science. He has been involved in community theater since the age of six. He spends a few months out of the year living in Tampa, FL and the rest in New Jersey. He’s very excited to have this platform to share views and ideas with others.

http://www.southjerseysudburyschool.org

This episode is produced by Nina Downer

Episode hosted by Lainie Liberti

 


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Lainie Liberti

As always, you can find out more about your host, Lainie Liberti at her website  RaisingMiro.com and the alternative education & world schooling project she runs with her teen son at:  ProjectWorldSchool.com. You can also connect with her on twitter @ilainie & facebook.

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