Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Is This Thing On? (A Fictitious Epidemic??)

This video is 11 minutes long, but I really encourage anyone with children to watch it and think about the points being made. It is about the education system's model, and our rapidly changing world. As the mother of three sons, two of whom are extremely busy/fidgety, the education conversation and how to teach bright children without killing their inquisitiveness is something of a passion of mine, as well as many others.

I have so, so much I want to say about this topic, but I might save it for a different post.

Please, I'd love to know your thoughts on these ideas.


Sarah said...

I'll comment more later, but let me just say that when I first saw this a few months ago I really liked it : )

Mallory said...

Yes, Sarah, I'm interested in your thoughts.

And...I just deleted about four paragraphs of commentary realizing I should probably save it. Oh--so much I want to say!

Anonymous said...

Fascinating. Pete and I both have been "hurt" in one way or another by public schooling and think very highly of the idea of homeschooling as a result. Now that my oldest is 3, I am begining to think more seriously about it. In some ways, I have been homeschooling her all along...isn't that truly what parenting is? :) I admit however that I do get overwhelmed at times thinking about the logistics of homeschooling, it is probably more a matter of confidence than anything else. Great post, thanks for sharing this! ~ Angela