If Schools don’t tailor for you, tailor it for yourself

13 year old Logan Laplante tells us how he “hackschooled” his way into a tailor made education program that suited him best and the results, so far, seem obvious. Ultimately his message is that it’s about personal health and happiness (something all Parents generally wish for their Kids) and that doing something that inspires you personally will deliver better results with emphasis on physical and mental fitness, not just academic results. While this isn’t news to many of us we somehow don’t seem to practice this enough, especially with our children as they sit in the classroom going through a standardized curriculum 8 hours a day (not to mention ECA). Listen to his inspiring speech to learn more.

While there is naturally a lot of praise for this eloquent and smart young teenager, I think not enough credit has been given to his presumably very proud and happy parents. Afterall, it was their decision to change the program and go against the mainstream of “drone” education and it takes a lot of courage to do this especially because it is taking a relatively big chance on your Kids. Bravo to the Laporte’s (as a family).

One thought on “If Schools don’t tailor for you, tailor it for yourself

  1. Within the next year, I can expect companies like Coursera and Udacity disrupting the primary/high school market, by offering their own certifications. Imagine where brick and mortar institutions are semi-replaced by a much leaner web infrastructure, dedicated more to making students excel with minimal overhead.

    Does anyone have data (besides Logan) on how students fared in online education, versus a brick-and-mortar setup?

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