Tag archives for what about college and careers?

  1. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy.  The joy is, after all, the end of life.  We do not live to eat and make money.  We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life.  That is what life means and what life is for.

    Gregory Leigh Mallory

  2. Unschooling and college

    Quick read on unschoolers and college.  I’m posting this because this seems to be one of the questions I get most often.  Much more can be found in Peter Gray’s book, Free to Learn.

  3. Learning at their own pace


    This article on a ten-year old math prodigy, Esther Okade, was shared with me recently.  I loved it, but not for the “prodigy” reason. When the child showed great aptitude in math, her parents enrolled her in a private school.  Her mom said, “One day we were coming back home and she burst out in tears…

  4. Don’t be afraid to fail!


    This.  In this brilliant article, Bloomberg columnist Megan McArdle writes about a conversation with a young girl in 10th grade.  This girl is so afraid of not getting an “A” that she is afraid to try anything new.  In our current system of education, kids almost have to get a 4.0 to feel like they…

  5. New ideas


    The purpose, for us, of going out into nature isn’t just to learn about nature.  It’s to open our minds. The other day, we were hiking up to a lake in the mountains, and though we noticed lichen on rocks and wildlife in hollowed out logs and streams that rolled down from mountain lakes, our…

  6. “What do I desire?”


    I’ve heard a lot of negativity about this theory, but I won’t apologize for loving it. I don’t care that it doesn’t fit into the world we live in. I feel like it is a waste of time to push my kids to find a life that they are miserable in so that they may…