WOW. My one word response after learning about Hack schooling by a teenager named Logan LaPlante.
Before watching this Ted Talk I had never heard of hack schooling and especially did not know there was this kind of opt out in the private schools. Coming from a student who is a bad test taker, asks all the “dumb” questions in class, and actually learns better hands on I would love to see schools veer more in this direction! We ask children what they want to be when they get older and then they might have to write a story about it or draw a picture but never do we actually get to put those interests towards what we want to be until closer to high school and really more so until college.
Why should we have to wait to learn more about what our futures hold and what we want to be? We shouldn’t. The founder of this hack schooling is a genius. The children look forward to school. They get to do things they love everyday and it makes them happy. Logan discussed in the Ted Talk that ts is all about being happy in life (T). If everyone’s outlook on life was to be happy like it was Logan’s think about the motivation that would come forth from people. I see so much benefit from being able to go to school at a young age based on your personal interests!
After watching the Ted Talk with Logan and learning about hack schooling I realized that a recent blog I just read called, “Centering on Essential Lenses” relates almost hand in hand with the Ted Talk. Bud Hunt gave three main points; Making, hacking and playing. These points he makes by referring to camera lenses and what we see through them and even how we see through them based on the lenses we use. Bud said, “Lenses are good for focusing on what matters in a given situation, challenge or opportunity. You need several in your camera bag if you want to see the most of the world and capture it for yourself or others.” I loved this! It related me right to the Ted Talk and how given the right tools you can explore and find so many unique things!
Hack schooling gives you new opportunities to discover who you really are. Find your interests and dig deep into those passions unlike your typical schools. I cannot wait to see what the future holds if hack schooling continues to grow.
Hunt, B. (2012, May 24). Centering on Essential Lenses [Web log post]. Retrieved January 16, 2017, from http://budtheteacher.com/blog/2012/05/24/centering-on-essential-lenses/
T. (2013, February 12). Hackschooling makes me happy | Logan LaPlante | TEDxUniversityofNevada. Retrieved January 16, 2017, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=16&v=h11u3vtcpaY