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Our Values

At Rock Tree Sky, we work to live our values.
Our values are the foundation of our community.

Our Agreements

 
At Rock Tree Sky we agree to take care of ourselves, take care of each others, and take care of our space. 
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Well-being

 
Social emotional development and the well-being of our community are our priority. 

We Trust Children


We recognize that children are people. They are naturally curious and intelligent. We respect children’s ability to construct knowledge from the world around them.
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Dismantling Discrimination

 
We are committed to being in equitable relationship with Black, Indigenous, People of Color. We are committed to disrupting and dismantling racial discrimination in all its forms.

Self-Expression

 
We are committed to the equitable treatment of LGBTQ+ individuals and commit to moving towards the elimination of sexual and gendered discrimination in all its forms. We commit to being a community in which all community members feel safe in their self-expression.
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Power-with

 
We practice consent. We respect personal boundaries. We work to practice power-with instead of power-over, with each other.

Communication

 
Our communication is guided by responsibility, accountability, vulnerability, honesty, authenticity, and transparency. We do not tolerate hate speech.
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Restorative Justice

 
We use conflict resolution and restorative justice tools to help us practice compassionate listening and communication, striving to use non-judgmental, non-evaluative language.

Equity

 
We are committed to creating a community that is built on equity and economic justice.
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Stewardship

 
We work to be environmental stewards and strive towards environmental sustainability.
Some ways we upholds these values
We conduct staff development to increase our cultural competence and raise our awareness of the diverse needs of the community we serve.

Our staff is cooperatively structured. 

​In our community children's voices matter and they are heard. Everyone is welcome to propose a change in our community and decisions are made democratically. 
We practice non-violent communication and conflict resolution with ourselves and model these practices for our learners. Please follow the link to view our conflict resolution procedure infographic
 

Some resources we look to for support 

 


Networks:


Education Reimagined 


Alliance for Self-Directed Education


Agile Learning Centers

 

Websites/Podcasts: 


Raising Free People & Fare of the Free Child

 

Books:


How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk 


The Yes Brain


White Fragility

​Me and White Supremacy 

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