Rebecka Koritz is creating change by providing Spanish material on self-directed learning
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$160
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Empowering parents and teachers to trust children (español abajo)
I was born and raised in Sweden where I trained and worked as a teacher. Since 2003 I live in Mexico where I've been working as a catalyst for change by hacking the conventional school system from the outside. In 2008 I founded my first alternative school, then in 2012 my second, and in 2016 I founded Explora, the Agile Learning Center that I'm currently running.

Working with children, families and teachers in Mexico for over 15 years, has made me see the effects that the conventional school system has on young human beings. It minimizes their capacity to take initiative and solve problems, and strips them of their creativity. Abilities that are absolutely vital in order to manage and succeed in this ever-changing world.

On a continent where most countries score poorly on the Index of Democracy, and where change within the system is prevented by corruption, a big part of my work consists of empowering parents and teachers to raise and educate children in a very different way: to trust the innate abilities that our children are born with and thus support them in growing into the magnificent human beings they are destined to be.

Easy access to free knowledge should be a human right. People of all ages have the right to make the most of themselves. Knowledge, empowerment and democracy are intimately connected.

There's plenty of information in English on self-directed education and peaceful parenting. But for the Latin American public most of this information is out of reach. The language barrier effectively prevents anyone interested in accessing even the most basic content. That is why I decided to start creating supportive materials in Spanish in the form of articles and videos.

Huge results
Since I started, there has been a huge demand for more information. I’ve been contacted by individuals from all over Latin America that have read my articles or watched my videos. People from Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Brasil and Argentina have asked for personalized support, including trainings on self-directed education and agile learning.

As a result, I - together with a team of Agile Learning Facilitators - have held more than a dozen trainings in less than a year. As a result of these trainings, ten new Agile Learning Centers have been founded all around Latin America - and more are underway.

I believe that, in order to empower children, we first need to empower the adults. Seeing parents transform and begin to support their children’s self-development in partnership with their children, is proof to me that my work produces real results.

I am committed to continue supporting this growing community of Spanish-speaking self-directed families by continuously producing materials for them: articles, videos and hopefully, in the near future, monthly free webinars and my own podcast. I'm forever grateful for the support that I get from people who value what I do. Thanks to them I can continue to bridge the informational gap for the Latin American community and give them the tools to become empowered individuals, active learners for life and capable of creating the lives that they want.

Me in a snapshot
I am passionate about self-directed education and peaceful parenting. I have an extensive and unique path within alternative education: as an ex-student in the Montessori system, co-founder of two Waldorf initiatives, and the founder of Explora, Mexico´s first Agile Learning Center. I dedicate my time to running my ALC, coaching other ALCs, giving workshops (both online and IRL) and creating articles and videos in Spanish in order to support families in Latin America who are embracing self-directed education. At the same time I accompany my 13 year old son on his journey in the world of self-directed education. I love empowering other human beings to experience and create freedom in their own lives.

Empoderando a madres, padres y maestros confiar en los niños
Yo nací en Suecia donde estudié la carrera de pedagogía práctica para volverme maestra. Desde el 2003 vivo en México donde he estado trabajando como catalizadora para el cambio a través de hackear el sistema educativo convencional. En el 2008 fundé mi primera escuela alternativa, luego en el 2012 la segunda y en el 2016 fundé Explora, el Centro de Aprendizaje Ágil que actualmente estoy dirigiendo. 

Trabajando con niños, familias y maestros en México desde hace más de 15 años, me ha hecho ver los efectos que tiene el sistema educativo convencional en los seres humanos jóvenes. Minimiza su capacidad de tomar iniciativas y resolver problemas, y les quita por completo su creatividad. Estas son habilidades absolutamente fundamentales para poder lidiar con la vida en este mundo que está constantemente cambiando. 

En un continente donde la mayor parte de los países llegan muy bajo en el Índice de Democracia, y donde un cambio dentro del sistema se obstaculiza por la corrupción, gran parte de mi trabajo consiste en empoderar a madres, padres y maestros para educar a los niños de una manera muy diferente: confiando en sus innatas capacidades con las cuales nacieron y de esa manera apoyarlos a que se vuelvan los seres humanos magníficos que son destinados a ser. 

Acceso fácil al conocimiento libre debería de ser un derecho humano. Personas de todas las edades tienen el derecho de hacer lo máximo de sí mismas y de sus vidas. El conocimiento, el empoderamiento y la democracia están conectadas de manera íntima.  

Hay un montón de información en inglés sobre la educación autodirigida y la crianza respetuosa con apego. Pero para el público latinoamericano la mayor parte de esta información está fuera de alcance. La barrera lingüística impide eficientemente a las personas interesadas en acceder hasta el contenido más básico. Esta es la razón por la cual decidí empezar a crear material de apoyo en español en  forma de artículos y de videos. 

Resultados enormes
Desde que empecé, ha habido una demanda muy grande para obtener más información. He sido contactada por personas en toda Latinoamérica que han leído mis artículos o visto mis videos. Indivíduos de México, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Perú, Brasil y Argentina me han pedido apoyo personalizado, incluyendo entrenamientos sobre la educación autodirigida y el aprendizaje ágil. 

Como resultado, junto con un equipo de facilitadores de aprendizaje ágil, he impartido más de una docena de entrenamientos en un año. De estos entrenamientos han nacido diez nuevos Centros de Aprendizaje Ágil, y más están en camino. 

Yo estoy convencida de que, para poder empoderar a los niños, necesitamos primero empoderar a los adultos. Ver cómo se transforman las madres y los padres, cómo empiezan a apoyar el desarrollo de sus hijos en una relación equitativa con ellos, es una muestra de que mi trabajo produce resultados. 

Estoy comprometida a seguir apoyando esta comunidad creciente de familias hispanohablantes autodirigidas, a través de seguir produciendo material para ellas: artículos, videos y, ojalá en un futuro cercano, webinarios de acceso gratuito y un podcast. Estoy más que agradecida por el apoyo que recibo de la gente que valora mis aportaciones. Gracias a ellos, puedo seguir cerrando el abismo informacional para la comunidad latina, y brindarles las herramientas para volverse individuos empoderados, activos aprendedores por vida, capaces de crearse la vida que quieren.

Un poco más sobre mí
Soy una apasionada de la educación autodirigida y la crianza respetuosa con apego. Tengo una extensa y única trayectoria en la educación alternativa: como ex-alumna en el sistema Montessori, como fundadora de dos iniciativas Waldorf, y la fundadora de Explora, el primer Centro de Aprendizaje Ágil en México. Dedico mi tiempo a dirigir mi centro, asesorando a otros centros, dando talleres (en línea y en vivo) y creando contenido en español para apoyar a las familias en Latinoamérica que están en el camina de la autodirección. Al mismo tiempo estoy acompañando a mi hijo de trece años, en su camino en el mundo de la educación autodirigida. Me fascina empoderar a otros seres humanos para que vivan y crean libertad en sus propias vidas.
Tiers
Early access to my articles in Spanish
$5 or more per month 3 patrons

My articles are mainly published in Tipping Points, the online magazine of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education. So far I'm the only contributor in Spanish, and often my production is faster than the publishing process. 


By donating 5 USD a month, you support me in my writing process and I give you personal access to my written content before it's available to the general public. 

Co-create with me!
$10 or more per month 3 patrons

Most of the inspiration for my articles I get by interacting with parents. I listen to them talk and hear the worries and fears they face as parents in an uncertain world. 


By donating 10 USD per month, you obviously get early access to my Spanish articles. But you also get to co-create the contents with me: 


What are you interested in? What do you think self-directed families in Latin America need to read and hear about? Give yourself the opportunity to become a co-creator of my materials!


Behind the scenes!
$25 or more per month 1 patron

Follow me behind the scenes and get regular up-dates on what my life really looks like: Where do I get my inspiration from? Who am I addressing when I produce materials? What keeps me going and what makes me tick?


Apart from this and the content in the two first tiers, as an extra bonus you can ask me one pressing question every single month: what do you need to figure out about self-directed education or your parenting journey that my perspectives might help you with? I'll send you a personalized recording answering your question.  

Be part of the change!
$50 or more per month 2 patrons

If you´re very serious about wanting to support me in doing what I can in order to change the world, I invite you to donate 50 USD per month. 


Being highly productive and often lacking of time, it would make a huge difference in how I could distribute my energy and focus on the stuff that really makes a bigger impact (producing materials). 


A part from all of the benefits in the first three tiers, in exchange I'll give you access to my online workshops. The only catch is that they are in Spanish :-) 


Your support literally means the world to me, THANK YOU ever so much!  


Goals
$160 of $500 per month
500 USD per month enables me to write two articles and produce several videos every month. 
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Empowering parents and teachers to trust children (español abajo)
I was born and raised in Sweden where I trained and worked as a teacher. Since 2003 I live in Mexico where I've been working as a catalyst for change by hacking the conventional school system from the outside. In 2008 I founded my first alternative school, then in 2012 my second, and in 2016 I founded Explora, the Agile Learning Center that I'm currently running.

Working with children, families and teachers in Mexico for over 15 years, has made me see the effects that the conventional school system has on young human beings. It minimizes their capacity to take initiative and solve problems, and strips them of their creativity. Abilities that are absolutely vital in order to manage and succeed in this ever-changing world.

On a continent where most countries score poorly on the Index of Democracy, and where change within the system is prevented by corruption, a big part of my work consists of empowering parents and teachers to raise and educate children in a very different way: to trust the innate abilities that our children are born with and thus support them in growing into the magnificent human beings they are destined to be.

Easy access to free knowledge should be a human right. People of all ages have the right to make the most of themselves. Knowledge, empowerment and democracy are intimately connected.

There's plenty of information in English on self-directed education and peaceful parenting. But for the Latin American public most of this information is out of reach. The language barrier effectively prevents anyone interested in accessing even the most basic content. That is why I decided to start creating supportive materials in Spanish in the form of articles and videos.

Huge results
Since I started, there has been a huge demand for more information. I’ve been contacted by individuals from all over Latin America that have read my articles or watched my videos. People from Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Brasil and Argentina have asked for personalized support, including trainings on self-directed education and agile learning.

As a result, I - together with a team of Agile Learning Facilitators - have held more than a dozen trainings in less than a year. As a result of these trainings, ten new Agile Learning Centers have been founded all around Latin America - and more are underway.

I believe that, in order to empower children, we first need to empower the adults. Seeing parents transform and begin to support their children’s self-development in partnership with their children, is proof to me that my work produces real results.

I am committed to continue supporting this growing community of Spanish-speaking self-directed families by continuously producing materials for them: articles, videos and hopefully, in the near future, monthly free webinars and my own podcast. I'm forever grateful for the support that I get from people who value what I do. Thanks to them I can continue to bridge the informational gap for the Latin American community and give them the tools to become empowered individuals, active learners for life and capable of creating the lives that they want.

Me in a snapshot
I am passionate about self-directed education and peaceful parenting. I have an extensive and unique path within alternative education: as an ex-student in the Montessori system, co-founder of two Waldorf initiatives, and the founder of Explora, Mexico´s first Agile Learning Center. I dedicate my time to running my ALC, coaching other ALCs, giving workshops (both online and IRL) and creating articles and videos in Spanish in order to support families in Latin America who are embracing self-directed education. At the same time I accompany my 13 year old son on his journey in the world of self-directed education. I love empowering other human beings to experience and create freedom in their own lives.

Empoderando a madres, padres y maestros confiar en los niños
Yo nací en Suecia donde estudié la carrera de pedagogía práctica para volverme maestra. Desde el 2003 vivo en México donde he estado trabajando como catalizadora para el cambio a través de hackear el sistema educativo convencional. En el 2008 fundé mi primera escuela alternativa, luego en el 2012 la segunda y en el 2016 fundé Explora, el Centro de Aprendizaje Ágil que actualmente estoy dirigiendo. 

Trabajando con niños, familias y maestros en México desde hace más de 15 años, me ha hecho ver los efectos que tiene el sistema educativo convencional en los seres humanos jóvenes. Minimiza su capacidad de tomar iniciativas y resolver problemas, y les quita por completo su creatividad. Estas son habilidades absolutamente fundamentales para poder lidiar con la vida en este mundo que está constantemente cambiando. 

En un continente donde la mayor parte de los países llegan muy bajo en el Índice de Democracia, y donde un cambio dentro del sistema se obstaculiza por la corrupción, gran parte de mi trabajo consiste en empoderar a madres, padres y maestros para educar a los niños de una manera muy diferente: confiando en sus innatas capacidades con las cuales nacieron y de esa manera apoyarlos a que se vuelvan los seres humanos magníficos que son destinados a ser. 

Acceso fácil al conocimiento libre debería de ser un derecho humano. Personas de todas las edades tienen el derecho de hacer lo máximo de sí mismas y de sus vidas. El conocimiento, el empoderamiento y la democracia están conectadas de manera íntima.  

Hay un montón de información en inglés sobre la educación autodirigida y la crianza respetuosa con apego. Pero para el público latinoamericano la mayor parte de esta información está fuera de alcance. La barrera lingüística impide eficientemente a las personas interesadas en acceder hasta el contenido más básico. Esta es la razón por la cual decidí empezar a crear material de apoyo en español en  forma de artículos y de videos. 

Resultados enormes
Desde que empecé, ha habido una demanda muy grande para obtener más información. He sido contactada por personas en toda Latinoamérica que han leído mis artículos o visto mis videos. Indivíduos de México, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Perú, Brasil y Argentina me han pedido apoyo personalizado, incluyendo entrenamientos sobre la educación autodirigida y el aprendizaje ágil. 

Como resultado, junto con un equipo de facilitadores de aprendizaje ágil, he impartido más de una docena de entrenamientos en un año. De estos entrenamientos han nacido diez nuevos Centros de Aprendizaje Ágil, y más están en camino. 

Yo estoy convencida de que, para poder empoderar a los niños, necesitamos primero empoderar a los adultos. Ver cómo se transforman las madres y los padres, cómo empiezan a apoyar el desarrollo de sus hijos en una relación equitativa con ellos, es una muestra de que mi trabajo produce resultados. 

Estoy comprometida a seguir apoyando esta comunidad creciente de familias hispanohablantes autodirigidas, a través de seguir produciendo material para ellas: artículos, videos y, ojalá en un futuro cercano, webinarios de acceso gratuito y un podcast. Estoy más que agradecida por el apoyo que recibo de la gente que valora mis aportaciones. Gracias a ellos, puedo seguir cerrando el abismo informacional para la comunidad latina, y brindarles las herramientas para volverse individuos empoderados, activos aprendedores por vida, capaces de crearse la vida que quieren.

Un poco más sobre mí
Soy una apasionada de la educación autodirigida y la crianza respetuosa con apego. Tengo una extensa y única trayectoria en la educación alternativa: como ex-alumna en el sistema Montessori, como fundadora de dos iniciativas Waldorf, y la fundadora de Explora, el primer Centro de Aprendizaje Ágil en México. Dedico mi tiempo a dirigir mi centro, asesorando a otros centros, dando talleres (en línea y en vivo) y creando contenido en español para apoyar a las familias en Latinoamérica que están en el camina de la autodirección. Al mismo tiempo estoy acompañando a mi hijo de trece años, en su camino en el mundo de la educación autodirigida. Me fascina empoderar a otros seres humanos para que vivan y crean libertad en sus propias vidas.

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Tiers
Early access to my articles in Spanish
$5 or more per month 3 patrons

My articles are mainly published in Tipping Points, the online magazine of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education. So far I'm the only contributor in Spanish, and often my production is faster than the publishing process. 


By donating 5 USD a month, you support me in my writing process and I give you personal access to my written content before it's available to the general public. 

Co-create with me!
$10 or more per month 3 patrons

Most of the inspiration for my articles I get by interacting with parents. I listen to them talk and hear the worries and fears they face as parents in an uncertain world. 


By donating 10 USD per month, you obviously get early access to my Spanish articles. But you also get to co-create the contents with me: 


What are you interested in? What do you think self-directed families in Latin America need to read and hear about? Give yourself the opportunity to become a co-creator of my materials!


Behind the scenes!
$25 or more per month 1 patron

Follow me behind the scenes and get regular up-dates on what my life really looks like: Where do I get my inspiration from? Who am I addressing when I produce materials? What keeps me going and what makes me tick?


Apart from this and the content in the two first tiers, as an extra bonus you can ask me one pressing question every single month: what do you need to figure out about self-directed education or your parenting journey that my perspectives might help you with? I'll send you a personalized recording answering your question.  

Be part of the change!
$50 or more per month 2 patrons

If you´re very serious about wanting to support me in doing what I can in order to change the world, I invite you to donate 50 USD per month. 


Being highly productive and often lacking of time, it would make a huge difference in how I could distribute my energy and focus on the stuff that really makes a bigger impact (producing materials). 


A part from all of the benefits in the first three tiers, in exchange I'll give you access to my online workshops. The only catch is that they are in Spanish :-) 


Your support literally means the world to me, THANK YOU ever so much!