Have the ideas at Thrive, An Acton Academy piqued your interest? If so, we recommend reading Courage to Grow: How Acton Academy Turns Learning Upside Down, by Laura Sandefer, Acton's Co-Founder. This fast, engaging read is the best account of our learner-driven studios.
Then, dive in with us in the conversation of the new science of learning. Below are some of our favorite videos, books, and articles.
Affording Private Elementary School with a 529 Plan, published in The College Investor.
"Learning Science through Quests vs. Textbooks and Tests at Acton Academy", by Laura and Jeff Sandefer.
"Not shaken, not stirred: my new mindset as a parent", by Laura Sandefer.
Read more awesome articles at Acton Academy Parents.
Courage to Grow, by Laura Sandefer, co-founder of Acton Academy Austin
Unschooling Rules: 55 Ways to Unlearn What We Know About Schools and Rediscover Education, by Clark Aldrich
Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-First Century, by Oliver DeMille
The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined, by Sal Khan
Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education, by Sir Ken Robinson
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol S. Dweck
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google that Will Transform How You Live and Lead, by Laszlo Bock, Former Head of People Operations at Google
The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How., by Daniel Coyle
The Power of Myth, by Joseph Campbell