I have many. You’d probably guess who tops the list: my children. They listen to their souls, make hard choices, are not afraid to speak up for what’s right, cling to their curiosity and don’t follow the crowds. Also, Sugata Mitra, my husband and my mother – for similar reasons.
No; I am a simply a curious. learning parent on my own journey. I am inspired by other curious people who see children as teachers, heroes and geniuses. Incorporating the Acton ideals and methods at home is challenging, to say the least. I hope by sharing my ups and downs I can encourage other parents to listen more, ask good questions and ultimately set our children free to find their own callings.
Jeff and I started Acton Academy with the most compelling “why” of all — our own children. They were curious and fun and resilient, and we wanted to let that grow naturally. The joy of watching other parents, motivated by the same thing, launch their own learner-driven communities, has been icing on the cake.