Good Morning Boys and Girls.
Did you bring your No. 2 pencil?
As we head back to school, here’s a little video to start the conversation and look at what school is for.
In less than 17 minutes, Seth Godin gives you a brief history of the institution of education in America, and then suggests 8 things that can change how we look at school.
This won’t be on the test.
It’s more important than that.
Because if we don’t get excited about what school is for, we could lose our future and our kids.
― Seth Godin,
Since Seth Godin first published Stop Stealing Dreams to the web, it’s been shared millions of times.
If you are passionate about learning, forward the video and the manifesto (screen edition) to every parent and teacher you know. (Here’s a printable edition if you want to print it out and hand copies out).
“We need students who can learn how to learn, who can discover how to push themselves and are generous enough and honest enough to engage with the outside world to make those dreams happen.” ― Seth Godin,
As an aside (this is a homeschool blog after all), home education is a rising trend: According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the population grew by 61.8% from 2003 to 2012.
It doesn’t matter if you’re one of the 2.2. million kids homeschooled across the country, or however else you are learning, quit holding back and go build something interesting!