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Come visit Abrome at our information session and open house this coming Saturday. You can RSVP at abrome.com/public-events. #abrome #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #atx #freetoplay #freetolearn #alternativestoschool #alternativeschool
At the end of each day we do a community cleanup. We clean up common areas because we care about the community, and we clean up after ourselves. • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #alternativeschool #progressiveschool #trust #community
#Repost @abromeed (@get_repost ) ・・・ The facilitators and the older Learners had a great, but long, discussion during the morning metasession. The Learner on the left decided that she wanted to paint, and didn’t want to or did not care to wait for any facilitators to help. So on her own, without any help, she gathered the various supplies she needed, put on a smock, and created art. She has been with us for half a year, and just turned six-years-old. This is the beauty of Self-Directed Education—when young people are trusted to take charge of their learning ... they will. • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #alternativeschool #progressiveschool #autonomy #trust #community #artsandcrafts
The facilitators and the older Learners had a great, but long, discussion during the morning metasession. The Learner on the left decided that she wanted to paint, and didn’t want to or did not care to wait for any facilitators to help. So on her own, without any help, she gathered the various supplies she needed, put on a smock, and created art. She has been with us for half a year, and just turned six-years-old. This is the beauty of Self-Directed Education—when young people are trusted to take charge of their learning ... they will. • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #alternativeschool #progressiveschool #autonomy #trust #community #artsandcrafts
What to do at the end of the day when all the other Learners have gone home? Play chess against a facilitator, of course. This is definitely the game of 2019 (thus far). • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #chessstrategy #chessplayer #chessmoves #strategy #mixedagelearning #mixedage #mixedagelearners
This Learner made an offering to go on a hike today. It was a wonderful 90 minute walk. This Learner also found a nice jawbone that he’s going to hold onto. • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #getoutside
For the metasession we watched the video How many chess games are possible? by numberphile. It brought about a discussion on combinations, exponential growth, Srinivasa Ramanujan, the challenge of conceptually understanding large numbers, working memory, and mnemonic devices. A particularly fun metasession!! Also, can you memorize the letter sequence? • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #metasession #numberphile #ramanujan #mnemonicdevice #mixedagelearning #mixedage #mixedagelearners
Some of the younger Learners are engaging in some imaginative play this morning. They certainly don’t need any adult interference. • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #imaginativeplay #mixedagelearning #mixedage #mixedagelearners
Hello from Hamsa, Abrome’s blue spotted sleeper goby. We will be making a trip to the fish store today for a water change, and maybe we will get Hamsa a buddy. • #abrome #emancipatedlearning #freetoplay #freetolearn #selfdirectededucation #atx #saltwateraquarium
The last Learner at Abrome today is giving his remaining time to Cuddle Buddies Ivan and Ingrid. • #emancipatedlearning #abrome #atx #freetoplay #freetolearn #selfdirectededucation #doglovers #dogsofinstagram #endoftheday #happylearners #community
A few of the younger Learners spent a good deal of time out of sight playing this afternoon. They were playing Superheroes.• #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #mixedages #mixedagelearning #getoutside #havefun #happykids
This Learner is trying to put together this wooden puzzle box. Watching him play with it made me wonder, do the people who believe children must be tricked or forced into learning simply not notice that children are naturally curious, or do they think that that natural curiosity gets in the way of forced schooling? • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #selfdirectedlearning #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #curiosity #puzzletime
Although facilitator Antonio has proved to be a formidable Chess opponent here at Abrome, his lengthy winning streaks are likely numbered as Learners are increasingly gaining on him with each subsequent match.• #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #chessstrategy #chessplayer #chessmoves #mixedages #mixedagelearning #strategy
For his second recipe of the day this Learner made wraps with baked tofu, fresh veggies, and homemade peanut sauce. Because we were missing some of the veggies specified in the original recipe we improvised using snap peas and celery slivers for a crunch that would compensate for carrot slivers. And we also substituted kale for spinach. Even with the substitutions they were delicious! • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #sde #selfdirectedlearning #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #cookingisfun #learningisfun #experientiallearning #multisensorylearning #happyandhealthy #colorfulkitchen #plantbased #letscookvegan #veganlifestyle #eatyourveggies #yum
These Learners kept busy this afternoon with a couple construction projects, including making a giraffe bed for one of the Learner’s stuffed giraffes named Giraffy. • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #selfdirectedlearning #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #teamwork #collaboration #imagination #sel
There were a variety of activities going on in the space today - including our parent-facilitated Monday morning yoga! • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #homeschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #mixedages #mixedagelearning
A younger Learner takes note while an older Learner negotiates some trade deals (rocks for shells). • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #trading #negotiation
For his first recipe of the day this Learner made Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Granola. It was less sweet than many of the store brands but still loaded with flavor and crispy crunch. • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #colorfulkitchen #plantbased #happyandhealthy #homemadegranola
Scrabble is a game the older Learners and facilitators have enjoyed playing in the space, but some of the younger Learners have been left out. Over the break we were gifted a Junior Scrabble which this Learner has been enjoying as we wait for the rest of the Learners to come to Abrome this morning. • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #happyandhealthy #strategy #focus #attention #chess #scrabble #mixedage #mixedagelearning
#یادگیری_آزاد انسان یادگیرنده و پرسش گر و جستجو گر زاده میشود ، دیوارهای ذهنی را محیط فاسد ایجاد میکند (عکس آرشیوی) #مدارس_طبیعت #یادگیری_ساختارنیافته #دیوارذهنی #کودک #بازی_سرخوشانه #بازی #unschooling #emancipatedlearning #freetolearn #janegoodall #learning #lifeschool #forestschool
Taking a break from making some trading deals this morning (in this case trading some of his rocks for some shells), this Learner takes a stab at a challenging 3-D maze. • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #trading #rockcollection
Today we tried a recipe called Sweet Potato and Greens Mac and Cheese. Being a purely plant-based recipe we were unsure if it would pass for Mac and Cheese. However, our fears were allayed when a 15 year-old Learner (neither vegan nor vegetarian himself), tried a bowl for lunch and after devouring the whole thing declared, “It’s good but it’s a little heavy on the cheese, maybe next time you could add more of the greens to balance it out some.” Excellent news as the sauce passed for cheese and we just so happened to be one cup short of the full amount of greens called for in the recipe. • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #selfdirectedlearning #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #multisensorylearning #learningbydoing #plantbased #plantbasedcooking #colorfulkitchen #veganmacandcheese #happyandhealthy #trynewthings
The plant based cooking spree continues with no sign of abating anytime soon. Pictured at top left is a recipe book filled with bookmarks for upcoming recipes to try. Under that are examples of recipes Learners have tried out over the last two days. • The polenta fries did not turn out as planned but were salvaged via repurposing them as a vegan friendly stuffing. The herb roasted butternut squash fries, on the other hand (pictured at bottom left), were outta this world, as were the kale chips. And the yogurt, strawberry, and banana smoothies were a hit with all Learners, older and younger. Lots of delicious food and lots of learning in the process! • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #colorfulcooking #plantbased #happyandhealthy #trysomethingnew #yum #yummy
For Grumpy Bear, Unicorn, and Princess school was in session this morning as this Learner assumed the role of teacher and decided to teach the alphabet. After writing it down in her notepad she proceeded to go through each letter and provide an example of a word that starts with that letter. The stuffed animals, as you can see, were a captive audience. • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #pretendplay
* آموزش ندیم ،فقط سعی کنیم با یادگیری آزاد وسع دیدشون بره بالا * داره ادای منو درمیاره وقتی عکس میگیرم ، کارهایی که خانواده انجام میدن از هر نوعش روی وسع دید کودک خیلی تاثیر داره ، تنها کاری کن ما میتونیم برای کودکان انجام دهیم بالابردن وسع دید اونهاست قطعا زمانی که به سن ما برسن دنیا رفتار جدیدتری باهاشون خواهد کرد ، #عکاس #عکاسی #یادگیری_آزاد #کودک #هنرزیستن #photographer #photography #children #sara #emancipatedlearning
These two Learners came upon a rock that they wanted to crack open. After their initial strategy of throwing it from the top floor of the playscape proved unfruitful they decided to try some tools (mallet, hammer). • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #collaboration #outdoorplay #nature #discovery #experientiallearning #handsonlearning #multisensorylearning
It was a great day for some outdoor free play. These two Learners came upon a rock that they wanted to crack open. After their initial strategy of throwing it from the top floor of the playscape proved unfruitful they decided to use some tools (mallet, hammer). • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #collaboration #outdoorplay #nature #discovery #experientiallearning #handsonlearning #multisensorylearning
#Repost @abromeed (@get_repost ) ・・・ While waiting for his recipe to finish baking, the Learner on the left joins another Learner to work on solving a sudoku. • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #sde #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #plantbased #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #sudoku #collaborationovercompetition
While waiting for his recipe to finish baking, the Learner on the left joins another Learner to work on solving a sudoku. • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #sde #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #plantbased #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #alternativestoschool #sudoku #collaborationovercompetition
A Learner tries out some new recipes from a plant based recipe book. He chose to make coconut crusted avocado fries and bbq cauliflower poppers. • After completing these recipes he opted to initiate an offering for later in the week to try out a baked tofu dish. • #abrome #atx #emancipatedlearning #selfdirectededucation #freetolearn #freeplay #freetoplay #plantbased #alted #unschoolinglife #democraticschool #freeschool #progressiveschool #alternativestoschool #happyandhealthy #lifeskills #trysomethingnew #avacadofries #colorfulkitchen
Today we welcomed a Learner back from 6 months in St. Louis. The whole community was eager to have him back, and also thrilled to find that his parents organized a scavenger hunt for the community. • #Abrome #EmancipatedLearning #FreeToPlay #FreeToLearn #SelfDirectedEducation #AlternativesToSchool #AlternativeSchool #AlternativeEducation #AltEd #freeschool #democraticschool #unschooling #unschoolinglife #homeschool #progressiveschool #privateschool #learningcommunity #community #ATX #mixedage #mixedagelearning #freeplay #scavengerhunt #welcomeback
For this morning’s #metasession these Learners worked on a #sudoku puzzle. They made a mistake at some point and didn’t realize it until the final square was being filled in. They then worked their way backward and found where they made the mistake. It was an impressive effort to not get frustrated or give up, and to approach the hiccup in a determined way. • #Abrome #EmancipatedLearning #FreeToPlay #FreeToLearn #SelfDirectedEducation #AlternativesToSchool #AlternativeSchool #AlternativeEducation #AltEd #freeschool #democraticschool #unschooling #unschoolinglife #homeschool #progressiveschool #privateschool #learningcommunity #community #ATX #mixedage #mixedagelearning #freeplay #teamwork #perseverance
Cuddle Buddy Ivan loves deer. This morning before the Learners came to Abrome he got to watch a bunch of them just out the front window. • #abrome #emancipatedlearning #freetoplay #freetolearn #dogsofinstagram #atx #texashillcountry #hillcountry
We have surpassed our goal! We are so grateful to each and every donor! Special thank you to @abromeed whose donation as a new Organizational Member helped us cross the finish line. Happy New Year!!! #sde4all #selfdirectededucation #emancipatedlearning
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