The only valid path into adulthood in this uncertain time is as a freelancer with real skills that solve problems and create value. I’ve been creating education programs and alternative schools for the past 12 years. In 2013, I won $500,000 in federal startup grants for two charter schools, and had to refuse the money. …
Soul Directed Education
Humans are designed to self-direct their lives and learning by connecting with their innate wisdom. They have an inner GPS system that will guide them through life.
If you clearly understood the difference between learning, education, and schooling, would you make different choices for yourself and your children?
Since 1852, when Massachusetts passed the first Compulsory Education Law based upon the Prussian model, learning has been taken from the realm of natural human experience and replaced by schooling. It is time to re-claim or natural birthright: learning.
Many things that were invented in the 1800s continue to be extremely useful: battery, electric light, bicycle, safety pin, revolver, machine gun, dynamite, and the zipper among many things. Others are outmoded and have been replaced: phonograph, typewriter, facsimile machine. The school system which was institutionalized in 1837 remains unchanged.
Schooling is not learning. The School System is the institution that enforces the compulsory education laws of states, provinces, and countries. Schools are places where learning may or may not occur. What is Learning? Learning is often defined as a relatively lasting change in behavior that is the result of experience. Learning happens when a person …