Author - Aimee Skinner

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Greenfields offers a truly different approach to school, supported by the latest technology and cognitive science. Our mixed-age classes are designed to inspire children in grades JK - 8th by cultivating curiosity, differentiating learning, empowering students to lead and developing real-world skills.

Unschooling is a thing. But is it right for your child?

To school or not to school?

Wait, is that even a question? For hundreds of Chicago-area parents and many more across the nation, it is a very real one. In the past decade, there has been a nationwide surge in parents choosing to homeschool, unschool, or choose a non-traditional school without a fixed curriculum or grades. But why?

Self-Directed Education
Proponents believe that unschooling provides opportunities for children to explore their interests without the limits of a tradit...

Posted on November 08, 2018 at 3:51 PM by Aimee Skinner

Kids have the right to learn at their own speed

*POST SPONSORED BY GREENFIELDS ACADEMY*

Children are born to learn. They are hardwired from birth to learn to use their bodies, to navigate the society they are born into, to manipulate the environment and to form relationships with those around them. They instinctively explore and play with every tool they can find to divine its purpose and function. Deep in the mind of every infant, toddler and school-age child is the profound knowledge that they must learn or perish.

However, s...

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 9:04 AM by Aimee Skinner