The End in Mind

I want him to be known and cared for. I want him to explore, experiment, discuss, and collaborate. I want him to have time for deep learning. I want him to think for himself, set goals, make plans, and take action.  I want him to understand the power of perseverance and good character. I want him to know what it means to act with courage and kindness, how to make and keep real friends, and ultimately how to live a meaningful life with purpose and integrity. These are things I want for my son.

And so here I am, serving as an apprentice guide at Acton Academy as I prepare to launch a similar school learner-driven studio in my own community.

I’m not the first, and certainly not the most talented parent to discover Acton and head for Austin. But it is my honor and privilege to learn from the tribe at Acton this year, and this blog will serve as a public journal of my time in the studio.

“What the best and wisest parent wants for his child, that must we want for all the children of the community.” — John Dewey