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Vive la différence! From Unschooling to Sudbury School

12 August, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sometimes it’s hard for home educating parents to see what benefits attending a democratic school would have for their children.  After all, a lot of what the children do is apparently similar to what they would do at home.  Naomi Fisher has an unique perspective – after several years of successful unschooling, she moved with her family to France in spring 2018 so that her children could attend l’Ecole Dynamique, a Sudbury school in Paris.

We’re very excited that Naomi will be with us to talk about why they made the decision to move, the differences (and similarities) between unschooling and democratic education, and what she has observed over the term, as her children attended school for the very first time.  There’ll also be time to put your questions to Naomi at the end.

This new video from l’Ecole Dynamique captures the spirit of the school and the Sudbury experience.



Naomi Fisher is a clinical psychologist and mother of two.  She has an eclectic range of special interests, including the psychology of self-directed education, psychological responses to trauma, and child development.  She is fascinated by children’s learning, and how we can create the circumstances for all children to thrive.   From 2012-2018 she unschooled her children, who now attend a democratic school in France.   She writes about unschooling, psychology and self-directed learning.


12 August, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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