Hack-ademics. What do you want to be when you grow up?

A recent TEdx talk was given by 11 year old homeschooler Logan LaPlante. He argues (among many, many other wonderful points) that “education” too often asks kids to define “what they want be when they grow up,” without abilifying them to be happy.

Logan likens traditional education to a safe, single file line of skiers going down an uneventful slope, rarely deviating from the course laid out by the one in front of them — while acres of untouched powder beckon for innovation and creativity, experience and exploration, with endless possibilities.

But enough of my editorializing – this is worth 11 minutes of your time:

About the Author:

Rachel is the co-author of Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning and the audio series Core and Love of Learning: A Recipe for Success, and the author of the award-winning educational resource, This Week in History. She is an accomplished musician, writer, literary editor, public speaker, consultant and momschool organizer.

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