Collins Brook, A Maine Free School
"Wow! This is a beautifully written odyssey of a young visionary’s effort to translate into reality a new paradigm of teaching and learning in a free school he and his wife created in Maine in the late sixties/early seventies. Written from the enlightening perspective of forty years, it is a tender account of seven years of building, board by board, person by person, a school predicated on trusting and honoring young people, giving them space to co-create their education." - Mike Miles
Chapter 10 Dancing on the Blue Carpet 1973-74
Chapter 11 Whipped Cream and Pine Needles 1974-75
For a school meeting bell, I used a big bronze bell from the ship that my father had served on in the Navy in World War II, H.M.S. Bazely, whose name and the date 1943 were inscribed on the bell. I loved the fact that a bell from a warship was now used to call meetings where peaceful discussions and votes decided the issues, not violence.
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