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Unconventional Music

Unconventional Music

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Written by Manon van Mil, Compass volunteer since January 2014I started teaching Cognitive Science at Compass in January 2014 and now teach three classes and facilitate a Roots & Shoots project. I discovered this opportunity via co-founder and co-director André Morson, who I met on our ...
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My son Ash is my hero

My son Ash is my hero

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Written by Shannon Bradbury, Compass parentMy ex-husband and I had originally planned on homeschooling our older child, Ash, as he moved closer to school age, but at the last minute I chickened out, fearing that I couldn’t teach him to read. In his first experience with conventional schooling, th ...
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Unschooling + Other Teens = One Happy Ash

Unschooling + Other Teens = One Happy Ash

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Forward by Abby Karos, Compass Co-DirectorAsh is, at 16, not only one of our oldest members, but is also a role model for the other transgender teens at Compass, although he would not identify as such. His trademark cat ears and tail signal confidence, indifference to the opinions of others (I have ...
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Strength in Diversity

Strength in Diversity

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By Abby Karos, Compass Co-DirectorThis year we continue to quietly increase our profile in the community while our assurance in self-directed learning grows. We witness as teens we have known since the inception of our program find their own rhythm of learning – proposing physics challenges in com ...
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