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This OC Blog features articles from our quarterly OC Magazine.  Articles cover a variety of topics inspired by the different programs that we offer at OC. You will also find Peter's Podium written by Peter Bergson, OC Co-Founder, who explores broader philosophical topics related to Open Education.

 

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12.1.17

It Is Not All Just Fun and Games

Cindy Pizziketti, Choice Program Co-coordinator, Facilitator

  The end of this program year was marked by a lot of fun and games: first the Tuesday groups held an all-campus, four team Capture-the-Flag game and then the Wednesday and Thursday groups took on...

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11.1.17

A Joyful Approach to Parenting

Peter Bergson, Co-founder, Board of Directors

Of all of the pearls of wisdom that fell from the lips of my dear wife (Susan Shilcock), perhaps the wisest and most useful to overwrought parents were the comforting words, “They are who they are.”...

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10.1.17

Open Program: Supporting the Development of Life-long Learners

Michelle Brockway, Program Coordinator (ages 4-8 years), Facilitator

At the conclusion of each program year, we take time to reflect upon the year and to say goodbye to Open Program youth who are moving up to Group Tutorial. A lot changes from September to June;...

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8.1.17

The Value of Storytelling For All Ages in All Areas of Life

Lucy Tyson, Facilitator

The Value of Storytelling For All Ages in All Areas of Life  By Sue Wenger, Lucy Tyson and Mike Hilbert, Shaping Your Life Facilitators   Imagine life without stories. It’s hard to do. There...

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7.1.17

The Risks of Un-invited Instruction

Peter Bergson, Co-founder, Board of Directors

The Risks of Un-invited Instruction   Watching my six-year-old grandson at his T-ball practice this spring, I was taken back to my time as assistant coach with my daughter Julia’s youth soccer...

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6.1.17

Looking Back . . . Reprinted with an update.

This article was originally written by OC Co-Founder Susan Shilcock in 1997 and printed in Growing Without Schooling. Here we are reprinting it with updates from Amanda, Emily, Julia and Nicholas...

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