The people and ideas that inspired us to start the Canton Learning Collaborative
is self-directed learning right for your family?
If you are considering leaving traditional school and enrolling your child at Canton Learning Collaborative, there are some key principles and expectations to keep in mind:
Respect your child's interests and passions: CLC is designed to empower learners to pursue their own interests and passions. As a parent, it's important to respect your child's individual interests and support their learning journey accordingly.
Trust the process: CLC follows a non-traditional approach to education, with a focus on experiential learning and self-directed exploration. Trust the process and be open to the unique opportunities and challenges that this approach can offer.
Foster independence and responsibility: CLC places a strong emphasis on student agency and independence. Encourage your child to take responsibility for their own learning journey, set their own goals, and pursue their interests.
Provide support and resources: While CLC provides support and access to many resources, it is very important for parents to provide support as well, and there may be need for specialized resources depending on your learner's needs. This might include transportation, access to learning materials, or guidance and advice when needed.
Prioritize community and collaboration: CLC prioritizes community and collaboration, with learners working together to pursue shared goals and interests. Encourage your child to engage with their peers, participate in group activities, and contribute positively to the community.
Emphasize self-reflection and evaluation: Success at CLC requires learners to engage in ongoing self-reflection and evaluation. Encourage your child to set goals, track their progress, and reflect on their learning experiences.
Overall, attending Canton Learning Collaborative can offer a unique and empowering educational experience for both parents and children. By prioritizing independence, responsibility, and community, parents can support their child's learning journey and help them thrive in this non-traditional educational setting.
how we see self-directed education
What is Self-Directed Education?
School is optional
how our schools thwart passions
What still matters?
North Star Alumni Over Age 30