Writing by:

Mimsy Sadofsky

Essay post | Monday, July 1, 2013
This is a speech delivered at Sacramento Valley School in August of 2008. Coming to Sacramento Valley School nourishes me and my work as a Sudbury school staff member because it always makes me feel really good that the people in Sacramento Valley… Read more ›
Blog post | Tuesday, June 18, 2013
It is so hard. The students at SVS are clearly extremely occupied. But what exactly are they doing? You want to take little pictures of it all because so many intense things are going on. But you can’t see most of those things. You can… Read more ›
Blog post | Tuesday, April 23, 2013
On the radio a couple of weeks ago, I heard a man talking about educational reform, and what they consider progress made with young children’s education in Illinois in recent years.  He talked about a goal, which he called “agency."  The… Read more ›
Essay post | Thursday, November 1, 2012
After one has read Free at Last, it is tempting to think that the anecdotal sketches in it are idealized, and that there can be no such school in the real world. However, the school exists, and while attending is not quite a fairy tale existence, it… Read more ›
Essay post | Thursday, April 1, 2010
Note: This was the second part of a session delivered by Dan Greenberg and Mimsy Sadofsky at the Spring 2000 meeting of the Massachusetts School Counselors Association. The first part placed the idea of college in today's world in an economic and… Read more ›
Essay post | Friday, May 1, 2009
Note: This is an edited version of a talk delivered at Fairfield School in Wolfeville, Nova Scotia. Over the years, many studies have been done of the graduates of Sudbury Valley School to see whether an environment that is beautiful for childhood… Read more ›
Essay post | Monday, December 1, 2008
Note: This is a talk that was delivered at Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, in May of 2000. I would like to start in the middle. Before I talk about the basic features of a Sudbury school, I would like to talk about two central… Read more ›