Influences

Our Approaches to Parenting, Education, Being in Community.

This is a place we’ve put down a few of the many of the influences that have led to creating this community.  Spending time here will give you a better sense of the broader vision.  We embrace some of these influences more fully than others.

An Important Approach to Everything (give the video a little time)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpXNlOxupmM

Our Parenting Style

Love and Logic explained (with other summaries): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GyYZVVWCxgadVwRCHGIT20LMlb6ljyAq92DxhFaINrc/edit

No Drama Discipline Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6EFca4DJdc

On Community Building

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mF36KlDyHh9ve1Hfl4_AoJ6HrAjTlfy6ZERob4ZpP-o/edit

Two Communities We Admire

http://www.siriuscommunity.org/our-fourfold-purpose/

https://plumvillage.org/

Nurturing Growth Mindsets

https://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve

https://www.khanacademy.org/talks-and-interviews/talks-and-interviews-unit/conversations-with-sal/a/the-learning-myth-why-ill-never-tell-my-son-hes-smart

Reinventing Education

https://khanlabschool.org/what-makes-us-different

https://www.ted.com/talks/sal_khan_let_s_teach_for_mastery_not_test_scores

Differentiated Education and Nurturing “Agency”

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/10/31/what-does-personalized-learning-actually-mean-it.html

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-case-for-the-ldquo-self-driven-child-rdquo/

Ray Dalio’s work on a Openness, Thoughtful Disagreement, and Idea Meritocracy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9XGUpQZY38

Videos here: https://www.bridgewater.com/  

  1. “Company Culture and the Power of Thoughtful Disagreement” 
  2. “Culture of Openness”
  3. Career and recruiting videos.

Miscellaneous

The parenting dilemmas raised, regarding balancing modern influences on children, in the Captain Fantastic film resonate strongly.