I recently listened to this TED talk while getting ready one morning. As a homeschooling mom, one of the many benefits of this type of education is being able to tailor lessons according to my children’s interests. My son loves playing the piano, and the hours he has spent doing so would not have been available to him if we did not homeschool. Likewise, we would not have been flexible to take trips to see relatives or visit historical sites together had it not been for homeschooling. There is certainly a place for traditional education – one must be able to read, write, and do math to survive in the world. But education is so much more than the three “r’s”.
Sir Ken Robinson presents these ideas in a concise and humorous way in this video. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
*Note: The book he mentions, Epiphany, was published under the title The Element. I hope to read it in the near future.