Are you Ready for Friends Weekends?
Rainbow Gardens is excited to announce a mini series of Friends Weekend gatherings on our family farm in Athens this Summer.
Our brand new taster weekends offer children and adults an immersive, playful experience of Agile Learning Facilitation. We also hope they will serve as an incubator for an emerging network of Self-Directed Education projects in Greece.
Join us for 3 days camping in the stunning surroundings of the Stagones Eco Camp, Evia Island.
Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th September 2017
Friday 6th - Sunday 8th October 2017
Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd October 2017
Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th November 2017
Friday 17th - Sunday 19th November 2017
Where? Stagones Eco Camp, Evia Island
How much? 3 day programme including food is available on a sliding scale from just €50 for adults and €30 for children.
Agile Learning Centers restore the joy of learning with a surprisingly effective educational approach: intentional culture supporting self-directed learning reinforced by agile management tools.
Nature Play ALC is part of an exponentially growing educational model designed to embrace all the complexity and unpredictability of our modern world! This is an emerging network of parents and educators who share tools, practices, and resources to help create an education system that is economically, ecologically and culturally adapted to our region of North Evia.
Here’s Bear giving a TEDx on Agile Learning
Do you want to develop partnership culture with the children in your life while nurturing them to be confident, intrinsically motivated, happy people?
Let’s talk about innovative education. This is experiential learning — learning through doing!
Let’s learn to stand in authentic (instead of authoritative) relationship with learners, and hold the space for even more learning!
Do you want to transform education as we know it?
An ALF Weekend is a gentle but powerful "taste and see" experience for people who want to facilitate intentional culture creation and self-directed education.
It’s for parents and professionals who are looking for radical and practical ways to transform education at home and in the world.
It’s for social entrepreneurs and change-makers interested in starting an ALC, a Democratic School, a Self-Directed homeschool group, or afterschool programme.
An ALF Weekends is an immersive, playful experience in facilitation of self-directed learning.
Join us for 3 in the stunning surroundings of the Stagones Eco Village, Evia Island this Autumn.
What does Agile Learning mean?
Self-directed: Humans are natural learners. When children get to follow their passions, they engage deeply, learning more quickly and thoroughly – covering years of content in weeks at the time they choose to learn it.
Intentional Culture: At ALCs children feel they are heard, they belong, and they make a difference. As social creatures, we thrive in this kind of vibrant community which builds our confidence, heightens our communication skills, and calls forth our best selves.
Agile Management Tools: We use practical and concrete tools to make these lofty-sounding ideals real and reliable. These tools and practices provide visible feedback, effective self-management, clarity of purpose, and easy integration of new patterns as needs change.