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Embracing Uncertainty: Project-Based Learning and Vocation

By |July 19th, 2017|Education Concepts|

The debate over the future of public education is not new. Depending upon your personal or professional circle, you will have heard many conflicting arguments about how and why the public education system should be reformed. In the United States, where I hail from, there has been a “crisis” in public education most of my [...]

Democracy in the Classroom: Infinity School

By |June 17th, 2017|Education Concepts|

Democracy is difficult. It requires a great deal of patience and comfort with disagreement. Citizens who take democracy seriously have to be prepared to have their ideas rejected by their neighbours, friends and peers. They also have to be prepared to accept the vote of the majority even if they strongly disagree with it. At [...]

Our Students All Have Excellent Grades (because they are given the time to work towards mastery)

By |June 14th, 2017|Education Concepts|

  An interesting discussion started at our Infinity School when one of our parents said that a friend’s hesitancy in sending their children to this school was that there weren’t grades assigned. While it is true that we don’t assign grades, the reality is that all of our students achieve 90% or greater on their [...]

WANTED: 5 to 7-Year-Olds for our New School

By |June 12th, 2017|About Us|

Have you heard about our Infinity School? It is an Acton Academy program started in London, ON last September by Andrea Loewen Nair (a psychotherapist/ parenting educator as well as a school administrator) and Dr. Vineet Nair (a family doctor). We’re having a great first year and wanted to let you know that we have [...]

An Amazing Thing Happens When You Ask A Child: “What Is Your Passion?”

By |June 7th, 2017|Education Concepts|

Recently I asked our Eagles “What is your passion?” The answers I received were varied: Aviation, Greek mythology, Coding, Jiu-Jitsu. One Eagle even said: “Learning.” I then asked: “How can we at Infinity School help you pursue your passion?" In the past I might have asked my students “What is your academic passion?” This time, [...]

Wanted: 10 to 13-Year-Olds For Our New School

By |May 16th, 2017|Education Concepts|

Have you heard about our Infinity School? It is an Acton Academy program started in London, ON last September by Andrea Loewen Nair (a psychotherapist/ parenting educator as well as a school administrator) and Dr. Vineet Nair (a family doctor). We’re having a great first year and wanted to let you know that as we [...]

Infinity School: Meet Our Incredible Guide, Mr. Jeremy

By |May 11th, 2017|About Us|

We are thrilled to have found Mr. Jeremy as our first Guide at Infinity School (an Acton Academy). Actually, he found us! When word first got out that our new school in London, ON was opening, we were inundated with applications from teachers. It was wonderful to be able to look through many interesting resumes [...]

Parenting an Acton Academy Child — Be Prepared for an Interesting Journey!

By |May 3rd, 2017|Education Concepts|

If you are a parent of a child or teen at an Acton Academy school, chances are good that you have heard one of these types of comments from your children: “Mom, you really shouldn’t say ‘never’ because that’s not actually true, is it?” “Dad, you do know ‘That’s impossible – it’s not going to [...]

A New Educational Choice in London, ON — Infinity School: An Acton Academy

By |April 28th, 2017|Education Concepts|

In this, our inaugural year at Infinity School: An Acton Academy, we have received a lot of great interest in our program and a lot of engagement through our website and Facebook page. While the interest is overwhelmingly positive and filled with excitement about the focuses, processes and emphases of the school, there is some [...]

London, ON: Head Shave Event For Children With Cancer

By |January 23rd, 2017|About Us|

Remember in December when we first told you about our little head shave event to support one of our own Eagles undergoing a bone-marrow transplant? Well, our little event has turned into something very BIG! Londoners are being touched by our story and asking, "How can we help?" I started off by telling others how [...]