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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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2.1.20

Supporting Autonomy and Agency in Young People

Kelly Dillon, Program Coordinator (ages 7-12), Choice Co-coordinator, Facilitator

Originally published in the Winter 2019-20 "OC Magazine"   Looking back, I suppose autonomy and agency were likely the drive behind my search for options other than the conventional school path...

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1.1.20

Sharing a Passion for Math in Group Tutorial II

Amy Hertzog, Facilitator

Originally published in the Winter 2019-20 issue of the "Open Connections Magazine"   I spent most of my school-aged years in Japan, attending traditional American schools on U.S. military bases....

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12.1.19

Natural Learning in the Open Program

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

(Originally printed in the Fall 2019 OC Magazine.)   At Open Connections, we believe that all people have the right and privilege to create a self-directed life of purpose and fulfillment. We...

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11.1.19

Peter's Podium: Is OC for Parents Too?

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(Originally Published in the Fall 2019 OC Magazine)   At our end-of-the-year OC Board meeting in June we began a discussion regarding the second half of OC’s mission statement:   “[work] with...

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10.1.19

Cultivating a Climate of Connection in Group Tutorial I

Linda Soffer, Facilitator

(Originally published in the Fall 2019 OC Magazine)   Connection is widely recognized by psychologists, sociologists and biologists as a core human need and a fundamental drive for all social...

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9.1.19

Peter's Podium: Is the Needle Finally Beginning to Move?

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Originally published in the OC Magazine, Summer 2019   I once took a workshop (c.1983) on infant-toddler education from Burton White, author of The First Three Years of Life and creator of...

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