Today, you took a survey, wrote a little about your experiences with grades, and watched a YouTube video about the Sudbury Valley School. Your assignment for tomorrow's class is to push your thinking along a little bit with regards to your reaction to the video.
Option 1 - If you have a question you really want answered about the school, and it goes beyond something so specific that the answer doesn't help us much, find the answer. When you find it, post the question, answer, and the source of your answer as a comment to this post. Look around the school's website for the answer:
Ask someone who went there the answer. Search the web for testimonials and other resources. Also, remember to stay curious instead of leaping in, cynical talons out, ready to rip something apart before you've really explored it. If you read about another culture in your history class, would you be so ready to deride it after watching just one 9-minute video about it? Or, would you keep an open mind, choosing to not judge others who don't share your value system? WHATEVER INFORMATION YOU FIND, ON THAT SITE OR ANOTHER, PLEASE PROVIDE A LINK TO IT IN YOUR COMMENT. (One place you might want to start is at a place that gathers info about all the Sudbury Schools --
http://sunsetsudbury.org/faq/ -- and scroll to "How will my child get into college?")
Option 2 - Consider how you might fair at the school. Could you have thrived if you started there in 1st grade? What about 6th grade? 8th grade? Why or why not? What are the elements that you think make up your personality that cause you to think that? What elements of your personality do you think have been built within our system that wouldn't be there in that school? Consider both the good and the bad.
Option 3 - Here is the video about the Sudbury Valley School we watched today:
You could watch it again, but I'm putting it in there because of the links along the right-hand side that come up when you look at it in YouTube. Explore some of those and bring what you learned there to this discussion.
Option 4 - Bring something else to our discussion. Don't just bring in anything. Bring in what you think is most important for us to consider, provide that information and a link, and then explain it.