The usual adult person thinks it’s terribly hard to teach yourself something, and if you want to learn something, you’ve got to find somebody to teach it to you. This leads to the idea that kids are dumb unless taught or unless they go to school.
Schools do the opposite of what they say they do. They prevent learning and they destroy one’s love of learning. I have no hope that the school system will change enough to make schools healthy places, until it makes school blatantly optional. But I have plenty of faith that people—you, your friends—can intelligently take greater control over their own lives.
The secret to learning is so simple: forget about it. Think only about whatever you love. Follow it, do it, dream about it. One day, you will glance up at your collection of Japanese literature, or trip over the solar oven you built, and it will hit you: learning was there all the time, happening by itself.
It is my belief that education is about discovering what makes our heart smile, first and foremost. It is only from this place that knowledge can be absorbed and exchanged in an empowering way. Education is not about telling children to memorize information, is about making them curious enough about life so they themselves are inclined to learn naturally from a place of curiosity and then extend that to others.
I’m offering private classes for children where I focus on their natural talents and abilities, and bring activities related to Arts, Technology and Play so they can learn about themselves and make their dreams come true!
For more information on how I’m doing this work and how you can join me please write to me: firstname.lastname@example.org