Let's start this conversation with three simple words: you're not alone. There are other parents out there, like you, searching for solutions to keep kids excited about learning.
One of my first goals with this blog was to find like-minded parents to help provide inspiring ways to keep my kids' curiosity alive:
Let’s encourage divergent thinking, instead of convergent thinking; innovation instead of standardization. Grab your child’s interest while it’s hot. Let your child follow their interest wherever that passion leads, however quickly it leads them, regardless of what other children their age are working on. See the light in your child’s eyes. [Quote Source]
Despite a common goal, as parents, we each take our child's needs into consideration when choosing a schooling route.
5 Must-Watch TED Talks on Education
Check out these top five educational TED Talk videos when thinking about an education path for your kids (click to play video):
BONUS: 7 Must-Read Books on Education
These the seven titles I've added to my must-read list: [affiliate links]
- Unschooling Rules: 55 Ways to Unlearn What We Know About Schools and Rediscover Education, by Clark Aldrich
- Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns, by Clayton Christensen
- The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined, by Salman Khan
- Talent Code, by Daniel Coyle
- A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-First Century, by Oliver DeMille
- The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, by Sir Ken Robinson
- Nutureshock: New Thinking About Children, by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
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