Interested in learning more about Acton Academy East Bay's unique and powerful approach to learning? Explore the resources below, and feel free to contact us with any questions. We are happy to help!
Feeling overwhelmed, or only have the time to read one resource? We suggest checking out Unschooling Rules, by Clark Aldrich (foreword by Jeff Sandefer, founder of Acton Academy Austin). This compelling book outlines many of the key principles of an Acton education in small, digestible bites. In just two hours, you can finish it cover-to-cover and will have a better understanding of whether or not an Acton education is a good fit for your child.
- A tour of the original Acton Academy Austin
- A CBS News Sunday Morning segment about the One Room Schoolhouse approach
- Imagine if we invented school today
- Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized to personal learning, and emphasizes the importance of creativity in education
- Dr. Sugata Mitra’s inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE)
- Kiran Sethi's talk of how schools can teach life’s most valuable lesson: “I can”
- Let’s use video to reinvent education with Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy
- Positive psychology and learned optimism with Dr. Martin Seligman, and its connection to, amongst other things, education
- Simple works wonders as in Arvind Gupta's magical, stunningly simple ways to learn basic principles of science and design
- Quit Bubble-Wrapping Our Kids, with Lenore Skenazy
- Unschooling Rules, by Clark Aldrich (foreword by Jeff Sandefer, founder of Acton Academy Austin)
- Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns, by Clayton Christensen
- A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-First Century, by Oliver DeMille
- The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined, by Salman Khan
- Talent Code, by Daniel Coyle
- The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, by Sir Ken Robinson
- The Spark: A mother’s story of nurturing, genius, and autism, by Kristine Barnett
- The Beautiful Tree: A personal journey into how the world’s poorest people are educating themselves, by James Tooley
- Nurtureshock: New Thinking About Children, by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
- Podcast featuring an interview with Jeff Sandefer, founder of the original Acton Academy in Austin, Texas
- Freakonomics podcast: Think Like a Child
- Freakonomics podcast: How is a bad radio station like the public school system?