October 18, 2017

Hacking Education to Give Kids Back Their Superpowers

The brilliant simplicity of this video and its inspiration should herald in the unconventional and perfectly sane Hack Schooling method.

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The Superpower of Virtual School in Our Digitally Connected World

As of 2013, the world is flat; there is no doubt about it.

We live in the globally connected “flat” world of a 21st Century digital age. Physical distance is no longer a barrier when it comes to learning. And the U.S. education system of 20th Century learning styles resembling a factory assembly line is being phased out. Good riddance!

As our brick and mortar public school system slowly crumbles, from its ashes rises the virtual school.

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Think Like a Genius – A Superpower to Teach Your Kids

Can you teach your child to think like a genius? Yes, that’s capital Y-E-S.

But before we push children into the realm of genius, it would be good to look at what it means to be a genius.

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The Super Power of an Amused Mind – Part One

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” — Plato

Frankly, I have never met a child who did not have one or more of the 24 genius traits. If these were not obviously present and actively being demonstrated, then each trait simply needed cultivation and an expressive outlet. For those parents with preschool aged children, the genius traits are similar, but harder to nail down. ….

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Hints for Parenting a Precocious Child

I am going to confess 3 of my most unusual Parenting Techniques for helping the above average child.

I want to confess these to you so that you can seriously think twice before falling into the same parenting traps I’ve found myself attempting to crawl out of when I least expected to fall in.

Due to their seemingly mature nature, there are things you will be tempted to do for your precocious (way beyond their years) child – DON’T!

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Benefits of Home Schooling – The “Unschooling”

Here are four good reasons behind Home Schooling:

1. Students can acquire the passion Stanford University looks for in higher education.

“Homeschooled students. . . have consciously chosen and pursued an independent course of study. . . The distinguishing factor is intellectual vitality. These kids have it, and everything they do is responding to it.” Jonathan Reider, PhD, senior associate director of undergraduate admissions at Stanford University for 15 years; Stanford Magazine

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Knowledge and Power Seekers Website – Videojug

Tweet Parents, Students, Home Schoolers and those just seeking knowledge! A website exists with over 60,000 FREE somewhat professionally-produced ‘HOW TO’ videos and guides. It claims to provide expert solutions and step-by-step advice on all topics under the sun. It had something for each topic I searched for.

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Guest Blog: Unschooling with Home Schooling

Christina took the plunge. She pulled her children out of the system and turned to home school. To do this, she had to beat off the doomsayers who predicted her kids would end-up social misfits. Like Christina, all parents want their children to be safe, happy and well educated. When this is not happening, many take their children’s schooling into their own hands. Indeed, the status of home schooling has gone from practically illegal to mainstream in just a few decades. What prompted such a drastic decision?

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How to Get Super Powers: Non-Traditional Schooling vs. et. al

It has become apparent to me, on a personal level, that our traditional school system and “education” are no longer synonymous. If kids cannot study and become COMPETENT in applying subjects that interest them, subjects they are passionate about, we’re setting them up for heartbreak.

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