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04 January 2014 @ 08:40 pm
Catching up on my inbox, now, and two videos caught my attention. The first one made me laugh and laugh and laugh. He's got Obama's speech down all too well.

The second one delighted me. It's a teen--a new teen--talking about his education. I love the job it does of explaining why I ask questions like "What are you thinking of doing when you're an adult?" or "What are some things you'd like to do as a grown-up?" if I'm looking for vocational stuff. If I ask a child, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I am looking for their dreams and hopes; I'm not holding their answers to any pre-existing expectations. If they tell me they want to be a cloud, so be it! What makes you want to be a cloud? What is it about clouds that you'd like to have or be?

Anyway, I love talks about education, especially from those still in the midst of it, so here's one:

"Hackschooling"--I like it! In these parts we still use "unschooling" as a term for that sort of liberal, pro-explorative non-standardised education.

I would apologise for the spam but of course you can skip over anything and I'm not really sorry. ;D

[Crossposted from dreamwidth.]
Kiwi Crocus: Fantasy || Unicorn nuzzle.cranky__crocus on January 7th, 2014 06:03 am (UTC)
I totally agree with you/your observations!

Ahahaha I do so much better with the non-standard settings. I like people and looser structures/schedules rather than having to stick more strictly to a system. Though I can't say I'm the best at humaning either. :Þ But I think it's only my boss making me doubt that! I do get scared and hide sometimes, though. That may be why I take so many bathroom trips, heh.