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Kom gewoon langs!

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.LIFE! biedt Democratisch Onderwijs aan jonge mensen vanaf 4 jaar. Bij LIFE!...

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Kijk! Zelf gemaakt!

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Naailes van een oud-student. Dat kreeg Dotje gisteren bij LIFE! 'Wat wil je...

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LIFE! Een plek waar ruimte is voor levenslessen

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Mijn heerlijke vriendin Cordelia Addison belde me op 5 jaar geleden. Ik stond...

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明けましておめでとうございます

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.明けましておめでとうございます.  Akemashiteomedetōgozaimasu. Happy New Year. Een gelukkig...

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Wat moet ik nu doen?

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.De laatste dag voor de kerstvakantie staat een visiedag gepland. Enerzijds...

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Wie ‘leest’ wie de les?

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Al mijn lessen beginnen met de vraag: 'Waar gaan we het over hebben vandaag?...

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Zijn jullie een zorgschool?

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.'Zijn jullie een zorgschool?'. De journaliste heeft maar twee vragen voor...

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Samen school maken, we doen het!

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Samen school maken, we doen het!  Maandagavond, 20:00 uur. Ik voel...

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Kennismaken met de buren

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Kennismaken met de buren. Natuurlijk hebben we dat gedaan toen LIFE! het pand...

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Vertrouwen dat het helemaal klopt

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Soms kom ik mensen tegen die niet begrijpen hoe. Hoe er iets geleerd kan...

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Shortened program for 4 to 5 year olds

For the younger students (and parents) the schooldays may be too long. Especially for 4-year-olds, we offer a shortened program starting next school year. It remains possible to take full days. Safe environment with loving attention. Shorter school days...

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De plannen van mijn dochter

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Wanneer mijn dochter uit zichzelf een plannetje maakt en het uitwerkt, ben ik...

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Onderwijs op maat vraagt om een school op maat

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. 'Gisteren hadden we bezoekers van het Carmel-college. Zij doen een onderzoek...

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Ik heb nodig:

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language."Ik heb afstand nodig om dichtbij te zijn als het nodig is. Ik heb...

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Ik wil naar een spelen-school

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Tweede in reeks van persoonlijke verhalen door ouders over het democratische...

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OP

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Leraren moeten de zeepkist op, zie ik in een krantenkop. Voor stafleden bij...

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Days of our lives

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Days of our lives. Het voelt onwerkelijk, alsof ik in  een soap ben beland....

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De Ouderkring: hier gebeurt echt iets!

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.De eerste in een reeks van persoonlijke verhalen over het democratische...

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Kennisgeving

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Afgelopen dinsdag was er een uitzending van De Monitor met de vraag of er een...

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In gesprek met de leerplichtambtenaar

Eerder dit schooljaar maakten we kennis met de nieuwe leerplichtambtenaar In Landsmeer. Samen met haar voorganger heeft ze een bezoek gebracht aan LIFE! en hebben we besproken hoe leren bij ons in zijn werk gaat.. Nu ze een beetje gesettled is, komen er toch wat...

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Samen maken we er iets moois van

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Een groepje studenten heeft het initiatief genomen voor het Feest van de...

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Gewoon omdat het mag

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Tijdens mijn studie aan de PABO 15 jaar geleden, raakte ik geïnteresseerd in...

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Samen school maken

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.De ouderkring van DOE040 organiseerde op 11 november een uitwisseling met...

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An

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Angst is net een Sirene als je naar haar luistert word je naar haar...

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Excursie naar het Sieboldhuis

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Japanse docente Yuko organiseerde samen met geschiedenisdocente Marjoke een...

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LIFE! is a toddler

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.De sfeer is ontspannen, als we na de zomervakantie de draad weer oppakken. De...

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Het was net een gewone dag

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.'Ik ga het gewoon aan Marieke vragen', zegt ze tegen haar vriendin en loopt...

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Daar gaat ze

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Daar gaat ze Ze zal 2 1/2 zijn geweest, toen ze op en avond haar jas pakte,...

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(Re)light my fire

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Leren is natuurlijk. Een kind heeft doorlopend inspiratie. Als begeleider is...

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Kom naar de Open Dag!

Op zaterdag 10 juni is er weer een open dag. We hebben de dag verdeeld over twee groepen. Studenten van 4 tot 10 jaar en studenten vanaf 10 jaar. Je kunt je hier aanmelden: Aanmelding Open dag 4-10 jaar Aanmelding Open dag 10+ jaar Programma 10.00 - 12.00 uur:...

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Dag trampoline

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.'We gaan zo twee minuten stilte houden voor de trampoline. Komen jullie ook?'...

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LIFE! zoekt Gymdocent 2 uur in de week

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Onze kleine democratische school in Landsmeer LIFE! (Learning In a Free...

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Over het wonder van sociocratie

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Afgelopen zaterdag was het zover: de tweede trainingsdag over werken met de...

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Zo heerlijk rustig…

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Het is heerlijk weer vandaag. Als ik aankom bij LIFE! staat het...

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Landelijke verkiezingen

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Vandaag zijn de landelijke verkiezingen. Het is niet een onderwerp dat erg...

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We zijn piraten!

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Ahoi, We liepen dinsdag 7 februari de trap op voor de theaterles, toen we...

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Lots of visitors

Friday we had a busy day at LIFE! full of visitors. First 4 teachers from the International school of Amsterdam spent the morning with us. And expressed their gratitude for the inspiration it brought. And then we got a call from some filmmakers interested in...

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Grateful

Just like last year the Christmas celebration at LIFE! was a potluck dinner with an open stage. Parents and family are welcome, everyone brings something for a joint meal. Songs are being played and sung. The preschoolers have rehearsed a Christmas play, some parents...

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Spelen met taal

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Met een groepje spelen we met taal. De eerste week maken we een mindmap. Wat...

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Dit is geen geweldloze school

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.'Ik vind het een rotschool. Jullie hebben me allemaal mooie plaatjes...

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We’ve got a trampoline!

Thursday Marieke and a student were missing from LIFE! Where had they gone? We (a small group upstairs) knew of course. We were anxious for their return. Why was it taking so long? Well, waiting takes long… When they came in sight how could we do anything but...

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A New School Year

LIFE! started again! I was looking forward to it. There are a lot more children now and it can’t go unnoticed. The circle was really funny. There were a bunch of cakes on the table and right when the circle started someone asked when we were allowed to eat those....

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Inspection

It was an odd day because inspection came. But unfortunately I hardly noticed. Unfortunately because I had hoped that they’d also talk to the students. I think that it would give more clarity about why it’s so important that schools like this exist. I would have loved...

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The refugees visit

Mmmmmm, when I look back on this day I immediately think of delicious food. I was so surprised when I heard that there were refugees at school! Because I already had the idea to file a motion about that sometime. So I quickly went to them. They were two women and a...

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A moment to adapt

Shaping your path of learning. That practically means that besides the regular staff team we also deploy specialised teachers. Initially they were mainly teachers who are familiar with democratic education, but momentarily they are people who gained their experience...

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A trial student’s first impression

The first day I came here I was expecting some sort of kick. Something I always get when I go to a new school. Something that a lot of people probably have when they get into a new situation with new people and when they don’t know what to expect. But it didn’t come....

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On an ordinary weekday

Today I started my day at LIFE! in the way I like most, which is sitting in a circle with colleagues. We take turns and tell each other how we are feeling and what our plans for the day are. On the program for today was the neighbour lunch. A couple of weeks ago...

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It rained and yet there was sunshine

We haven’t even been at the new location in Landsmeer for one full week and I am already enjoying myself immensely. Today it was raining cats and dogs and yet there was sunshine, my own sunshine I suspect. I walked through the immense building and spotted something in...

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It feels so safe

This morning after I dropped off my daughter in the kids area, I walked over to the coat rack to put on my coat and leave. There was a mother sitting there comforting her child who was sad about her phone. Another mother grabbed her guitar. She, along with her...

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We’re moving!

Starting the 31st of March 2016 we are moving to a new location, situated near the Twiske in Landsmeer. Just before the spring break we got the word that we can stay at this location. At this moment we’re working hard to realize the necessary alterations. Since...

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