Acton’s Essential Element #1: The Hero’s Journey

Laura Sandefer February 3, 2021 Nemo. Luke Skywalker. Mulan. Odysseus. Dorothy. The Little Engine that Could. These stories...

The Learner Driven Approach: How and Why It Works

By Laura Sandefer The learner driven approach inspires, equips, and connects young people who embrace a Hero’s Journey to m...

Principles of a Learner Driven Community

Laura Sandefer - March 16, 2021 While each Acton Academy community has its own culture and personality, we are bound by t...

Top 3 Things a Parent Can Expect When Joining an Acton Academy

I've been asked a lot, what can a parent expect when their child is part of an Acton studio. The answer isn't always easy b...

Learn to Obey?

Jeff Sandefer, Co-founder of Acton Academy, wrote the following:  We often contrast Acton Academy’s “Learn to Learn; Learn t...

A Time to Give Thanks

““At times out own light goes out and is rekindled by the spark from another person. Each of us has cause to thank with deep...

7 Questions That Get Your Children Talking

The drive home from school, around town, or the time sitting around the dinner table can be precious moments in life. Altho...

A Parenting Mindset Shift To Free You

A Parenting Mindset Shift To Free You Parenting can be so hard. Anyone who says otherwise has never been a parent. A commo...