Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hackschooling

I love TED talks. They are always so inspirational, and this young man (he's thirteen) is no exception. Funny that he's figured it out - already. The question what do you want to "be"? is not the same as what do you want to "do"?

Check out Logan LePlante on what we should really be teaching.

2 comments:

  1. Listened the this the other day, he really is a great advert for home education, though the title is a bit of a gimmick in that what he describes is basically autonomous education. So not news to me, but a great message brilliantly presented.
    best wishes
    martine

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  2. Interesting, articulate kid. I do have to wonder what his parents income is to be able to do this? Or his social skills, if he's exposed to very limited group of other kids? We promote a lot of creativity at our school- we do "snow school" for 4/5th graders at a local ski resort. 2 days of snow survival, ice studies, etc. We offer- guitar, band, drums, free ceramics after school, PE 5 days a week for 5th/6th grade, job shadowing and more. We're considered the most innovative school in Boise, that's not a magnet/charter school. It just takes a leader with vision, who's willing to buck the system a bit. Not all schools suck, just like all homeschooling parents aren't religious fanatics writing their own version of history..

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