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  • Nancy replied to the topic Tools & Practices in the forum Group logo of ALFALF 4 years, 11 months ago

    I wrote a blog post to day called “The Opportunity of Conflict” and in the beginning of it I share two specific ways our CMB has been used to develop practices as a community to support each other. Here is that excerpt: 

    When I taught conflict resolution to kids in the past, I always started with the question, “What is Conflict?” to create a dyna…[Read more]

  • bear replied to the topic Tools & Practices in the forum Group logo of ALFALF 4 years, 11 months ago

    http://www.edutopia.org/digital-generation-kidsteam-dana-video

     

    This could work as a different pattern to get the kids to create new tools and patterns for us to use in the school, it feels like a way to invite more participation from those who have a hard time with the meeting format!

     

  • Abram dB replied to the topic YAALFs in the forum Group logo of ALFALF 5 years ago

    I thought that I mentioned this in my last post, but rereading it…oops.

    What about RAALFs?

    Resident Artist Agile Learning Facilitators? This would be for people that can REALLY model successful independent learning who may not be able or interested in committing long term to the educator role.  These people would have a skill set that the…[Read more]

  • Abram dB replied to the topic YAALFs in the forum Group logo of ALFALF 5 years ago

    So then I guess we are looking at multiple pathways to ALFing (I imagine there will be more)

    Adults coming from an education background/interest
    Teens coming from within the community (YAALF)

    @charlotte; @dean; I feel that these sound like much bigger and different projects (all SUPER exciting!):

    Teens coming INTO the community po…[Read more]

  • Charlotte replied to the topic YAALFs in the forum Group logo of ALFALF 5 years ago

    I like this idea. Dean and I were jamming on a similar one in the car home. We were thinking about how powerful a post high-school detox center slash  pre-deciding what to do in life program like this would really serve the 16-20 year old population. Not quite YAALFing but it would be interesting to maybe have Tomis’s idea of YAALFING in this…[Read more]

  • Abram dB replied to the topic YAALFs in the forum Group logo of ALFALF 5 years ago

    [Aaaargh.  Just wrote an epic personal response to this and then for some reason the browser refreshed automatically and wiped it! Rewriting it again, but briefer, lucky you! Less to read!]

    YAALFing and ALFing

    @tomis I hear you on this project.  Definitely there will be students who will want to move into an ALF role down the track.  I could na…[Read more]

  • Tomis replied to the topic YAALFs in the forum Group logo of ALFALF 5 years ago

    I was thinking of YAALFs as coming directly from an ALC community (not homeschoolers or unschoolers unfamiliar with our model).

    The idea was that by being and ALC student you are getting a sort of training in ALFing, simply by growing up in the environment. When you get into your teenage years you could be at a place where you’d be able to…[Read more]

  • Tomis started the topic YAALFs in the forum Group logo of ALFALF 5 years ago

    I believe this idea originally came from @tommie towards the conclusion of his time at ALC in Manhattan last spring. It has resurfaced in my head. @tommie — please chime in.

    YAALFs (Young Adult Agile Learning Facilitators) 

    Knowing that

    Students growing up in ALCs will have much clarity and drive by their teenage years…

    …and many will b…[Read more]

  • Tomis replied to the topic Tools & Practices in the forum Group logo of ALFALF 5 years ago

    FROM @nancy :

     

    I’m currently visiting the ALC NYC right now and feeling pretty jazzed about some simple things I think I could change up in my small group based off of what I see @RyanShollenberger @AbbyO doing with their “spawn points!”

    I attend Abby’s spawn point this morning and saw this sign on the doorway: 

    Yeah, I really want to copy…[Read more]

  • Tomis started the topic Tools & Practices in the forum Group logo of ALFALF 5 years ago

    Please use this thread to discuss specific tools and practices and how they are being adapted, evolved, and iterated in various ALCs.

    Feel free to periodically update our Tools & Practices Wiki here.

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