We are a small, mostly latino, artist, eco community in Vilcabamba, Ecuador (chambalabamba.org) since 2012. In our space for children, we have many games for them to learn from and structures to play on, as well as 5 and a half hectares (hectare equals 2..4 acres), by a drinkable river and a swimming lake, an outdoor stage fully equipped for music and circus, a recording studio also for editing videos, gardens, and fruit trees.
We want to help the children become autodidacts, to know how to learn whatever they want to learn. We have virtual reality programs to inspire them, books, the internet, and many projects here for them to discover their passion to learn.
We believe that learning should be thrilling and fun. We teach them concepts like respect through games that we make up. We also include all the arts. Our favorite all time example of a great school is Tekos in Russia (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_mQpT2RDEU&t=862s).
Back in the 80's I was a creative movement teacher in the private schools of San Francisco.
Wow thanks so much for sharing!!!!! this is inspiring thanks for what you're doing in Ecuador!!