EDiT Blog

What Makes You Come Alive?

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that.” – Howard Thurman—–What if this was the message young people heard? What if we all asked ourselves more frequently: “Does what I’m doing really make...

Space to Breathe and a Chance to Shine

I want to talk about stuff that makes me uncomfortable. Like, my privilege.❀ I’ve never lived in a place with significant unrest and violence I have a passport that allows me to travel pretty much anywhere with very few restrictions/hassle (especially before pandemic times) Because of the...

Playfulness and Real Life Learning

While filming at the German democratic school I mentioned in my previous posts, it quickly turned out everyone was way more interested in filming than being filmed – Well, why not, I thought. Let’s see what happens.In this image I’m being interviewed by a 9 year old friend of...

What Does SDE Look Like?

WHAT DOES SDE LOOK LIKE? We’re standing in a door between two rooms, in one of the rooms there are lots of tools, artwork is lying around, an old manual printing press is standing in one corner. From the other room we hear guitars, young people laughing and giggling, someone is playing with a...

Using Our Voices

What does it mean to use our voices, and how does it relate to Self-Directed Education? It feels like there is so much happening these days. Discussions about black lives matter, covid-19, feminism and the global political situation come up during meetings with friends, during dinner...

No, Thank You

No, thank you. Such a simple phrase, yet many children find themselves in (learning) environments, in which it’s impossible for them to use it. If you have gone to a conventional school like me (Pia ), then maybe imagining yourself saying “No, thank you.” to your math teacher...