Example of SDS
Developing independence requires instruction, guidance, and freedom of choice to give meaning and purpose to it all.
The more choice is removed from this process, the less a person sees the value in that instruction and guidance.
A child will need a parent/guardian/authority at first but will slowly require independent ownership of choice.
Authority and responsibility starts with the parent and transitions to the child over time.
"First Five" (Infant, Toddler)
Be Predictable and Prepared, but Flexible!
Parent/Guardian/Authority Designs and Maintains Schedule
Flexibility keeps Parent Sanity while Meeting Needs of Child and Self
Parent/Guardian/Authority Designs Framework Schedule
Child is Coached in Flexibly Maintaining Own Schedule
Child is Taught Primary Core Skills and Concepts
With so much that happens in a day,
balancing work and play is important
to be modeled and coached over time.
Parent/Guardian/Authority Suggests* Framework Schedule
Child Maintains Increased Responsibility of Own Schedule
Child is Taught Secondary Core Skills and Concepts
*Coaching in primary development. may require continued design.
A self-directed student designs and maintains a schedule that meets the personal, social, and societal needs of both the local and global communities that student has, is, and will impact.