How we educate our children could and should be so much better than it currently is.
As Seth so eloquently shared in his free ebook “stop stealing dreams”, the education system that I grew up with, taught and trained me to follow directions and work in a factory.
2 skills that don’t have as much value as they historically did. Ouch.
Now that I have 3 kids, I think and am aware of this challenge and change even more. Will they go to a traditional school and just get an average education?
Or will they use all the newest tools and strategies for learning that teach children how to learn and that it can be fun versus a discipline that is boring?
I will do my best to share this with them. Today, I feel like I have more tools and resources to learn and improve myself and lot in life than I ever had previously. The Internet can do that.
If there is one segment of education that I want to change the most, and perhaps I may have the opportunity to be a catalyst in this, is long-term travel as a part of a formal education.
A trip around the world for 1 year is easily doable for 20,000 USD….which is much less expensive than many US universities AND it perhaps more valuable in teaching our children.
How do I know this? I have helped enable 100,000s of young people travel long term. The feedback we here is unanimous in that this is perhaps the best educational experience money can buy.
Change, let’s change traditional education and make it so that an around the world trip is on every resume.
Day 3: Tell us about something that you think should be improved. Via the Your Turn Challenge