Northstar: Self-Directed Learning for Teens

Source: Northstar website, date indeterminate


7 Principles

  1. Young people want to learn.
  2. Learning happens everywhere.
  3. It really is OK to leave school.
  4. How people behave under one set of circumstances and assumptions does not predict how they will behave under a very different set of circumstances and assumptions.
  5. Structure communicates as powerfully as words – and often more powerfully.
  6. As adults working with young people, we should mostly strive to “make possible” rather than “make sure.”
  7. The best preparation for a meaningful and productive future is a meaningful and productive present.



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