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Newsflash – some of these books will soon be available in French thanks to ALLI asbl through French publishing house Le Hetre Myriadis

 

The first two books in the Helping The Butterfly Hatch series and What if School Creates DYSlexia? as well as L’├ęcole serait-elle responsable de la DYSlexie? are now being prepared for release in print. You can pre-order print copies from alliasbl@gmail.com 

 
In the meantime you can also buy advance e-book versions of  all of these, as well as Je’anna’s first e-book, Help! My Kid Hates School!

Scroll down for a message about these books from Sidney Morris (he of the Wanderbus)!
Simply click on a book jacket to go to the e-book sales link!

You can  pre-order a print copy of What If School Creates DYSlexia? in English or in French, as well as the first two books in the Helping The Butterfly Hatch series by emailing  alliasbl@gmail.com

 

 

Sidney Morris (SidMo) shares what these books mean to him:

“My own kids being grown up, (if such a phase change actually ever happens!) and my days of founding learning institutions a ways behind me, I recently began a series of adventures for self-directed kids to get their way.

We meet in libraries, share our notions of where we want to go, reach consensus, and go. I call it the Wanderbus. It’s the best way I could think of to set the stage for instant self-directed learning that is unencumbered by the regimes, protocols, and assumptions of other contexts.

We had been through a couple of seasons of wandering when I randomly discovered Je’anna Clements. I was clearly some kind of moth drawn to a light. Maybe the prospect of ‘helping a butterfly hatch’ appealed to my sense that I could become a better version of myself.

Anyway, it wasn’t long after joining Je’anna’s online course for facilitators of Self-Directed Education that I found out she was sculpting the course contents into a book, or maybe several. 

The material in the course, including Decolonization, Horizontal Communication, the notion of Consent, and much more, had split my self-concept wide open.

My seventy years of learning, teaching, self-directing, reading about and exploring SDE notwithstanding, I had reached a mostly unconscious perspective of “this is how I am with kids because that’s what they crave and deserve.”

Like if you shoot enough hoops or hit enough tennis balls, the process molds your behavior into something that works pretty well. You don’t really think about there being specific approaches that yield superior results. Until you take a lesson, that is. Then you realize why some things you do worked well and other things never quite improved beyond a certain point.

So when Je’anna provoked similar revelations about supporting self-directed kids, I was dismayed, then thrilled, then adamant that the book(s) get published ASAP.

I’m so glad they’re here!