AIE Radio: Democratic Education: Respecting the Way Children Learn

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Saturday, February 26, 2011
12 Noon ET, 9 A.M. PST, 11 A.M. CST
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Democratic Education: Respecting the Way Children Learn

The education of our youth determines the course our society takes as we evolve as a nation. As the fractured public education system continues to crumble, over laden with bureaucracy and politics, the way children learn doesn’t appear to be high on anyone’s list of priorities, if it makes the list at all. It’s time to think outside the box and look at the way education truly takes place. In what ways can education be engaging, meaningful and inspiring? What role does community play in education? Tune in as Donna and guest Isaac Graves discuss democratic education. Discover how you can engage in community and build a firm foundation for your children. Isaac will be sharing his vast experience in multiple forms of education as a student and an educator including his educational role in the global community. Listen and find out what options are available for you and your children. Discover more about Isaac at

Guest: Isaac Graves

Isaac Graves began his journey in democratic education at a very young age having attended The Free School (Albany, NY), the longest running inner-city democratic school in the United States. Since graduating, he has worked extensively in the field as an educator, speaker, and organizer. Isaac has spoken nationally and internationally, co-founded and taught at Harriet Tubman Democratic High School, serves on the board of and teaches part-time at The Patchwork School in Louisville, Colorado, manages, blogs for the Institute for Democratic Education in America, and serves as the outreach coordinator for the Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO). Isaac founded and for the past eight years has served as the lead organizer for the United States’ largest alternative education conference, AERO Conference.

Host: Donna Vail

Donna Vail is the founder of An Inspired Education, a company devoted to homeschooling families, inspiring them to live extraordinary lives and empowering their children through self-education.

In 1995 when homeschooling was still unknown to the masses, Donna transitioned from her daily office commute, to work from home and homeschool her children. Donna homeschools her six children and helps parents around the world achieve success in their homeschools through her writing, speaking, workshops and private consults. Her passion for education excellence drives her to continually explore and develop new ways to support and nurture children.

Donna has developed an open-system using the highest quality proven resources that inspire natural curiosities and a love of learning in children, supporting harmonious family living. She creates true freedom for the entrepreneur lifestyle that nurtures children towards academic excellence and enables parents to flourish in their life pursuits. How children learn matters!

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