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DR MGBADA GOCHEZ 2005-12-06 13:00
Birgit 2005-12-01 03:05
Today I was able to look at the pictures. Thanks again for providing all these wonderful moments to us. Although I live far away and it is quite a while but I am still thinking about all the interesting people I've met at the Humboldt Uni.
Thanks again
Michael Fizdale 2005-11-11 17:43

Hello! I hope everyone is well. If you would like to e-mail me,my email is

Sincerely ,
Small 2005-11-07 22:21
Vschool struggling to balance my personal convictions with the expectations of an unrealistic demanding system. But - next Saturday - I am going to a workshop on setting
okada aba 2005-11-05 10:41
guy cool site maga mugu keep offfff
Dee Tree 2005-10-11 20:28
A very late thank you to Mike and the team for a fantastic week. It recharged batteries that I didn't know were flat! I have been back in my mainstream school struggling to balance my personal convictions with the expectations of an unrealistic demanding system. But - next Saturday - I am going to a workshop on setting up a small school and hope it will point me in the right direction for finance, legalities etc.
Heartfelt thank yous to everyone who attended the conference. It was encouraging and inspiring to meet and talk with so many passionate people who also know how to have a good time!
Best wishes to all.
Also, I have not yet received the e-mail list. I can be reached at
Hanna Kijowska 2005-09-30 19:47
The e-mail list has not arrived. Have you lost my address? Could you try again ?
I've been telling everybody I meet about the conference in Berlin.!!!
I can see you all when I close my eyes.I hope you are all doing well in the new year. I'll be meeting my new students for the first time on Wednesday - and I'll tell them about IDEC too.
Kathryn Mc Cabe 2005-09-29 09:00
I'm Irish studying the most amazing course in Australia, Masters in Social Ecology.Am involved in planning IDEC 2006 in Sydney. Hopefully we can be as wonderful as past years and encourage all who are interested in attending or being involved to contact us on
Stefan 2005-09-15 18:44
Hi, we just sent the list with the e-mail addresses of all part-A participants.

Wir haben gerade die Liste mit den eMailadressen der Teil-A-Teilnehmer verschickt.
Mechtild 2005-09-11 18:27
Hi Tuur,

thanks for the hint to improve my Dutch - it works ;->
include some pictures, it would be even more fun
maga gochez 2005-09-09 09:47
is a nice site so keep it up...
Tuur 2005-09-05 19:24
Hi everyone,

thanks a lot for the great experience!
I hope to meet you all again at one of the next IDEC's. Special thanks to Mike and the KRÄTZÄ team for setting up the whole thing - wunderbar!

some news from Belgium:

Since september first, our school has started with six students. We had a lot of press coverage, which helps us reach a wide audience. Also, we had some positive response from policymakers.

improve your Dutch at:

bye !
Isabel (isaoxford) de Madrid, Spain 2005-09-04 20:49

Alguien de vosotros fue a Berlín?? qué tal estuvo...yo no pude!!! :-((

Hola a todos, me gustaría saber si alguno de vosotros ha estado en la IDEC...qué tal estuvo???

Soy Isabel, he estudiado Primaria y estoy a punto, espero, de acabar Logopedia, aunque mi "sueño" es encontrar una escuela democrática en la que trabajar....

Me pueden responder aquí.

Saludo a todos.
Isabel (isaoxford)
Madrid, Spain

O, me pueden responder aquí: . .
Liza Wald from ISRAEL 2005-09-01 13:41
Dear friends,
I'd like to thank you all for sharing the wonderful experience of the sprit of democratic schools.
We are now on the map, today we opened our school ,we are happy!!! (See the article below)

Mechtild 2005-08-28 18:04
more pictures - hurray!
more memories und more sights!
Nicolai Nicolay 2005-08-26 17:34
Hi to all of You
I’m said that I missed the conference.

I’m looking for a possibility to be a part of a democratic, free school!!

Since many years I work as a freelance on privat, public and democratic schools in Europe and different countries around the globe

I am also working on social change project (groups), with the intent to integret the democratic school system in to the public school system.

I offer a brought variety of skills to facilitate children and parents in their learning process. Basic things like how children can discover – on their own- their individual learning strategies using the Howard Gardner multiple Intelligences approach and others.

Children like a lot the Body-Mind- Awareness games I offer (ask me to send you a DVD)

With my non violent communication skills (Marshal Rosenberg) I’m able to support Consens resolutions by conflict situations, with the intent to fulfil the needs of everyone.

Please contact me for more specific information, you will find some more information on my homepage , most of it is in German at the moment, the English side will soon be more extensive


Franceco Codello 2005-08-25 11:45
Grazie a tutti di cuore!
Sono tornato a casa (scuola) molto più ricco di prima.
Avrei voglia di vedervi e sentirvi tutti.
David Rovner 2005-08-25 11:40

Dear friends,

I was told that the Spanish version of "Free at Last - The Sudbury Valley School" ("Por fin, libres -- Educación democrática en Sudbury Valley School", see: can be purchased directly at the school. People interested please contact,

~ David
Mechtild 2005-08-24 09:17
... und vor allem an die Organisatorinnen!

This is a problem concerning the German language: The male version of a word is the same as the one you use for a general meaning. "Organisatoren" is supposed to address the male and the female people doing the organisational work. But it might also addresse only the male workers. It is _*supposed*_ to be inclusive - but it litterally hides the women.
Karen Kern 2005-08-24 08:46
Noch einen herzlichen Dank an euch Organisatoren und an alle anderen für alles, was auf der IDEC war.

Ich würde mir gerne die Resolution ausdrucken oder runterladen, da ich sie nur auf gelbem Papier habe. Könnt ihr sie ins Netz stellen.
David Rovner 2005-08-23 13:16

Dear friends,

The translator of the Spanish version of "Free at Last - The Sudbury Valley School", Javier Herrero's email address,, is not working. Neither is working his school's email address, And I've been asked how to get the book, by people interested in purchasing a copy of it.

Do somebody happens to know how to either get a copy of the Spanish version of the book or get in contact with Javier Herrero ?

Best wishes,
~ David

Niels 2005-08-22 09:32
To Xavi and Jorgi

I need get in conact with you, but I haven´t got your e-mail-address! If you see the message please mail me at


Niels from denmark
assa 2005-08-20 11:56
we love you too,Zosiu :)
Zosia, Poland 2005-08-19 23:17
Great idea, to put the press review on the web. All in all, fascinating reading (not that I have managed to do all of them...)
was and am working through all the impressions, feelings and ideas. it will take me a long long time since there was such an impact...
love you all
Magda 2005-08-19 15:29
Wer will nach Australien zum IDEC2006 ?:>
Mechtild 2005-08-18 12:38
May be it would be nice to discuss my questions in public - so enter your comments to the guestbook.

Vielleicht wärs schön, diese Fragen öffentlich zu diskutieren - also schreibt Eure Kommentare ins Gästebuch.
Mechtild 2005-08-18 12:30
I´m trying to write an article for "Fragen und Versuche" - "Questions and Tries" which is the newsletter of the German Freinet Movement. (For further information look at, if you know German, or at, if you would like information in English.)

I am thinking about - and would like to invite you to answer - the question:

*Why are we networking?*

What does networking help us - besides new persons to long for? A subversive power? A subversive feeling? Support? The experience not to be alone with this ideas? The experience of living and working togehther?

What do you feel?

Ich versuche einen Artikel für "Fragen und Versuche", der Zeitung der deutschen Freinetbewegung (bitte unter weitere Informationen suchen - oder mich anmailen ;-> ) zu schreiben.

Ich denke über die Frage nach - und möchte Euch einladen darauf zu antworten:

*Warum netzwerken wir?*

Wie hilft uns das Netzwerk - abgesehen von neuen Personen, nach denen wir uns sehnen? Eine subversive Kraft? ein subversives Gefühl? Unterstützung? Das Erlebnis, mit diesen Ideen nicht allein zu sein? Das Erlebnis gemeinsam zu leben und zu arbeiten?

Wie gehts Euch?
Was fühlst Du?

Please mail to/Bitte schreib an:

Danke/Thanks :-)
Stefan 2005-08-18 10:34
Für die Teilnehmer-eMailadressen sind wir noch dabei die Teilnehmerlisten durchzugucken und die Daten von den Leuten zu ergänzen, die sich nicht online angemeldet haben. Bitte geduldet euch noch etwas.

In order to collect the participant e-mail addresses we are still looking through the participant-lists and complete the addresses of these who didn't registred on-line. Please be patient...
Hanna Kijowska 2005-08-16 18:11
I'd like to thank you all for a wonderful experience. It was my first IDEC. It's still difficult to express how important it was for me. The photos are great. Now I'm patiently waiting fot the e-mail list.:))
David Rovner 2005-08-13 01:36
Any news & happenings of the conference posted on the site yet ?
Malchus 2005-08-12 13:22
Hey es war toll !
Ich will auch zurück!

naja und jetzt warte ich auf die E-mail liste und schicke noch ein paar photos ein derweilen.
Maggie ASSA 2005-08-11 14:33
Die Zeit war einfach super.
Ich will Zurueck:)
Stefan 2005-08-11 14:14
We will email a list with names and e-mail addresses of all part-A-participants to all part-A-participants soon.
. 2005-08-11 13:43
So where are the e-mail addresses and things of people. You are going to put them up, Right?
Amukta Mahapatra 2005-08-10 10:39
Any news & happenings of the conference posted on the site?
Stefan 2005-08-10 00:39
Yippie, Guestbook!
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