Influences and Resources
  • The Albany Free School: Making It Up As We Go Along by Chris Mercogliano; Teaching the Restless by Chris Mercogliano; Free To Learn documentary about AFS
  • Coyote Mentoring, Nature Connection, and the Wilderness Awareness School: Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature by Jon Young, Ellen Haas, and Evan McGown;
  •  Rebeca and Mauricio Wild and The Pestalozzi Experiment in Education: Raising Curious Confident Creative Kids by Rebeca Wild
  • Dr. Maria Montessori – the prepared environment
  • Place-based Education by David Sobel - also see my post on place-based education on
  • Reggio Emilia – project-based curriculum: Working In the Reggio Way by Julianne P. Wurm
  • Unschooling: Teenage Liberation Handbook by Grace Llewellyn
  • Experiential education
  • Summer camp style!

If you have any questions about these resources or how they are implemented at the schoolhouse, please contact Caitlin!