Alternative education

What was the response from the public school realm and colleagues when you gave a name to education? As a professor at a
Reasons vary for choosing alternative learning over traditional education. Some families might desire a more family-oriented lifestyle while others might select this method due to religious beliefs, bullying, or simply passion for more enhanced learning.
Recently I spoke with a man who is a highly successful business consultant. He is very accomplished: he has a PhD, has written four books with another in the works, has been involved in various capacities in many professional organizations, has started and sold businesses and is on the board of several more.
Tyler Nakatsu is Managing Editor at Getting Smart. Follow Tyler on Twitter, @post_west. At the heart of Unschooling is self
Sadly, it seems war is often being waged within the institution of education, families squarely in the crossfire. Even if it appears free, there's usually a price to pay. For some it might be difficult to believe there are allies in the offense or freedom seekers entrenched.
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"I think the main thing is that I'm not so preoccupied with efficiency. I still think efficiency is good, but it's nicer
I started my high school career in a traditional, brick and mortar district school. By the third term of my sophomore year
We decided to have them formulate a business plan so they could see the costs and the risks. We sought the services of Sandy
Everyone had responsibilities on the boat. Real jobs, not token ones. If someone didn't do his part, the safety of the crew and vessel were at stake. The boys learned skills, thoroughness, and gained responsibility.
Justin Myrick's YouTube channel is like a time capsule of American adolescence in the twenty-teens -- when everyone's an online video star, and those who want to be actual stars, like this actor-singer-dancer-writer-producer-director, have to shine that much brighter.
Finish high school, go to college, graduate four or five years later and go to work--only it doesn't work that way very often for Millennials. High rates of young adult unemployment, expensive degrees, and challenging life circumstances are causing many young people to rethink college.
Entrepreneurship is today's cool kid on the block. But, for me, the question is this: Is it even possible to teach someone to become a successful entrepreneur in a classroom setting?
Were you labeled "nontraditional" or "alternative"? Do you, at some point, have tell the people in your life that you had to do things your own way? Did you stumble upon a shortcut to a cool job? If so, we'd like to share your story.
My personal involvement in online and blended learning follows a unique historical arc to GenDIY. I've been involved in educational technology as a journalist and advocate since the first Apple IIs began appearing in classrooms in the mid-1980s.
Xavier goes to high school four hours a day, four days a week in a one-story office building renovated like a college-lounge-cum-tech-startup, complete with couches, high-top tables, free snacks, and classmates sporting big Dre Beats headphones.
As a dreamy, driven teen, it was a challenge that both daunted and inspired me throughout my high school career. My dreams were always out-of-the-box -- an artist of some sort -- an actress, maybe a film-maker ... but luckily I was someone who figured out how to comfortably be in-the-box, keeping my out-of-the-box thoughts mostly to myself.
If you have a child who struggles in public school because of a learning difference, please don't give up. Explore other options. Find an alternative school that will recognize your child's potential, maximize it, and allow them to achieve great things.
Educational trauma is a term I coined to capture the lack of empathy I was noticing. It is the inadvertent perpetration and perpetuation of victimization by educational systems against consumers and producers of the system.
These kids are collectibles. Their value has yet to be set. Their stories represent a new American voice -- the voices of those who can never be counted out.