Writing by:

Michael Greenberg

Article | Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The View from Inside  When you're in a situation where you can do anything you want with your day, the fact is that most of what people do involves talking. I'd say the number one activity that everybody participates in is talking. Why are they… Read more ›
Article | Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Here are some of the things that have been crossing my mind as I try to think about what a Sudbury school is and how to attract people to the model. For starters I must observe that the basic philosophical highlights of the school--Freedom,… Read more ›
Article | Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Have you ever noticed the uniqueness of the way that sports are played at SVS? The experience is a beautiful one which brings out most of the noble characteristics which a person can possess. It also illustrates a point about language and the SVS… Read more ›
Article | Tuesday, November 7, 2017
In the long view of things, the concept of the school isn't that odd. In the history of human culture, public education as we know it has only really existed for about 150 years. Up until around the 1820s or the 1830s all human cultural achievements… Read more ›
Blog post | Monday, December 5, 2016
Reprinted from the Liberty Valley School (LVS) Journal For some time now I have been thinking about a bunch of questions that turn out to be related to each other. Here are some of the questions, in no particular order: Why is it so rare these days… Read more ›
Essay post | Sunday, November 1, 2015
This article originally appeared in the Sudbury Valley School NEWSLETTER, and it has since been published in The Sudbury Valley School Experience, 1992, Sudbury Valley School Press, Framingham, MA. Have you ever noticed the uniqueness of the way… Read more ›
Essay post | Sunday, April 1, 2012
Michael Greenberg is a Sudbury Valley alumnus; Chicago Sudbury Valley School Assembly Member Here are some of the things that have been crossing my mind as I try to think about what a Sudbury school is and how to attract people to the model. For… Read more ›
Essay post | Friday, February 1, 2008
From the transcript of an interview of Michael Greenberg conducted by Rhonda Goebel as part of a work entitled, Research on Manifestations of Critical Thinking in Children's Spontaneous Talk. The transcript has been only lightly edited, so as to… Read more ›
Essay post | Monday, October 1, 2007
Note: This article is an edited version of a talk given by the author at an evening organized by the founding group of Liberty Valley School in Joliet, Illinois (later to become the Chicago Sudbury School in Chicago and the Prairie Sage Sudbury… Read more ›
Essay post | Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Thoughts of a Liberty Valley School Co-Founder about his Sudbury Valley School Education1 Founding a Sudbury School Setting up a school means going through a year and a half of meetings, where you're trying to educate people to the model who don't… Read more ›