Tag Archive | Education

Brainy Approaches to Learning

Understanding how the brain works when learning is key to helping students achieve mastery of a subject or topic.

Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids

Adora Svitak is a precocious young learner who spoke at TED in February 2010. She has some great ideas for turning around adult attitudes about children. She uses humor to “roast” the contemporary adult perspectives and misjudgments of childhood. In the short time she has to make her exposition, some of her points only boil […]

What is “Fun Theory”?

You can tell when educational materials and experiences don’t engage the young people in your life. They exhibit, shall we say, obvious symptoms. I won’t list them here. These symptoms tend to cause us all kinds of angst. A child’s stubborn insistence that learning be meaningful and interesting is actually a sign of positive selfhood. […]

The Great Home Education “Show and Tell” Video Contest! (Sponsors Wanted)

Have you ever wanted set the record straight with how your home education environment works? Do you do something that you’re particularly excited about or that works really well? Little Seeds Academy is hosting a video contest. Here’s your chance to show and tell the world. Record a short video (5 minutes tops) giving us a […]

High School Students Know School is Irrelevant

Think of it this way…would YOU want to be back in high school, or would you rather learn new things using the power of technology we have today? It is hard to make an argument that there are many desirable post-secondary educational or career scenarios for current high school students that will not require the […]

Woodlands, TX home educated teen named as top influential by Forbes

Javier Fernandez-Han was home schooled. Look what he’s been able to do with that opportunity. http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/video?id=8493681

Is lecturing outmoded?

Physicists Seek To Lose The Lecture As Teaching Tool Maryland’s Redish says when he lays out the case against lecturing, colleagues often nod their heads, but insist their lectures work just fine. Redish tells them — lecturing isn’t enough anymore. “With modern technology, if all there is is lectures, we don’t need faculty to do […]