November 14, 2016

We are standing with #SudburyAmmersee #SignOfSolidarity the Sudbury Schule Ammersee in Bavaria that has been forced to close as there was 'not enough learning' taking place(!). Today is an international day of protest with democratic schools around the world show suppo...

November 14, 2016

Last week, HSS was challenged by The Clearwater School (the Sudbury school near Seattle WA) to the Mannequin Challenge.  Here is our entry.  

September 26, 2016

Bruce L. Smith is Founder and President of Friends of Sudbury Schools.  He has staffed at Sudbury schools for almost 20 years and is currently at the Clearview Sudbury School in Austin, TX.  Bruce spoke at Houston Sudbury School on Self-directed Learning on Sept. 17, 2...

September 16, 2016

Bruce L. Smith is Houston Sudbury School's guest speaker this Saturday, September 17, 12:00-1:30pm.  This essay was originally published on his blog Write Learning here.

We all have things we’re so deeply accustomed to—phrases, habits, routines, etc. —we rarely think ab...

September 6, 2016

After hearing a short explanation of our school’s philosophy, many people understandably try to link it with something already familiar to them. The most frequently mentioned “so-you’re-sort of-likes” are listed below. We have tried to be fair but clear in distinguishi...

August 30, 2016

American adults have a love/hate relationship with fun. Blame our Puritan roots, or perhaps a series of historical events that have driven our work ethic to more rigid and aggressive depths, but Americans struggle between the extremes of 60, 70, 80-hour workweeks, and...

August 15, 2016

August means Back to School for most of the United States. Time for new school supplies and clothes. Time for jokes about parents happy to get "rid" of their kids. There is a lot of this: 

Setting aside the highly questionable and problematic assumption that p...

July 30, 2016

An engaging, clear explanation from Dr. Peter Gray, author of Free to Learn.  Watch it over and over.  

July 30, 2016

The Sudbury experience was opened up to Houston area children in our Houston Sudbury Summer Camp and they loved it!  Here are some highlights in a video made by HSS student Levi Hawkins. Enjoy!

June 3, 2016

Our first video, created by an HSS student over several months.

 

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