We tested to see if kids could grasp what it means for space to be curved, and whether they could appreciate the weirdness of the quantum world. The evidence is overwhelming: the kids enjoy it, ask for more, and wish all their science could be so eng
School systems across the country are seeking to abolish honors classes, teach how math has been used to oppress people, and let truant students into gifted schools. Advocates say the moves are aimed at diminishing an achievement gap between demograp
By the age of 46, the man has built three multi-billion dollar companies, and this is his secret.
When it comes to homeschooling, there are no two families with the same approach. Some families run like well-oiled machines, others thrive on a very fluid schedule and some, like our family, settles comfortably, somewhere in the middle.
Everyone has beliefs and habits that they carry into adulthood with them. Some of these are harmless remnants of childhood, like holding your breath as you go through a tunnel or skipping over cracks in the sidewalk.
His program, JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigies) Math, is being used by 15,000 kids in eight US states (it is aligned with the Common Core), more than 150,000 in Canada, and about 12,000 in Spain.
How could trust revolutionize education?
Leave it to the Chinese Communist Party and the New York Times to indirectly teach Americans about public schooling.
Teach Themselves How To Read and Do Math?...Author Kerry McDonald explains why her kids flourish outside of conventional classrooms--and why yours might too.
Deadline is April 15th. Scholarships available. Programing for Economics in the Real World includes team challenges, interactive discussions, films, games, and presentations from top professors (who are chock full of real-world advice for the pre-col
This may not seem like anything special, Vonnegut says?"his actual words are, "it certainly looks like trash"?"until he notices another well known story that shares this shape. "Those steps at the beginning look like the creation myth of vi
"School is a place where children go to learn to be stupid," said author and educator John Holt.
But the other reason was that he refused to enroll in a course unless he was certain he would ace it. Consequently, he never really challenged himself to try something beyond his comfort zone. I, on the
Successful entrepreneur and Founder of Thales Academy shows us the possibilities of education outside of the government bureaucratic grip. The future of education is indeed a great one.
Child labor laws once kept kids and young adults from hazardous coal mines and grueling sweatshops. But even then, the laws were designed by unions to limit competition against their established adult workers.
Paul Rosenberg (Freeman's Perspective) on the re-naming of his subscriber-based newsletter to Parallel Society, providing a more outward focus and his hope for the future - Richard Grove (Tragedy and Hope) on the passing of John Taylor Gatto; Pirate
People frequently tell children "You can do anything you want." And this causes a lot of confusion, because in the real world, they can't. And after their first clash with the aforesaid real world, the child is left wondering all sorts of unple