Inspiring Kids Through the New Education

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  1. Yorinda
    Yorinda September 30, 2013 at 7:24 pm .

    Hi Cherrie,
    yes, yes, yes!
    I so agree with the video.
    Those life skills would be a lot more valuable to learn.
    Good to know you are part of the change in this!
    To Extraordinary people!
    Yorinda
    P.S. Where is the video from?

    1. Cherrie Bautista
      Cherrie Bautista October 1, 2013 at 9:45 am .

      Hi Yorinda! I found the video from Mindvalley. Here’s the link if you’re interested: http://mindvalleyacademy.com/about/the-new-education?promo_tags=mva_launch2013. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Leslie Denning
    Leslie Denning October 4, 2013 at 9:52 am .

    Hi Cherrie. I must admit that I have mixed feelings about this video. I grew up in a very good education system during the 1950s and ’60s. During that time, there was very little of the endless standardized testing that they do now. The problem with standardized testing is that teachers end up teaching to the test. Combined with ‘no child left behind,’ the curriculum has really been dumbed down. Have you ever seen a McGuffie reader? Children back in the day read that in elementary school. I doubt that most high schoolers could read that today.

    The big difference in the way I was educated is that we were taught to think. We were taught where to go to find out what we didn’t know. I was shocked when I started back to college in my mid-thirties that I was in classes with students who had been in college 2-3 years and had never written a term paper.

    I agree that something has to be done with the education system, but unfortunately it will never be the be-all-end-all solution that people want it to be. There isn’t enough time to teach everything that might be helpful to someone when they become an adult. Parents should be teaching a lot of that, but so many are too busy or just don’t care. I’ve taught music lessons to many home school children, and I do see a lot of what the video is talking about manifested in many of their lives.

    Thanks for sharing this video.

    All the best,
    Leslie

  3. Sarupa Shah
    Sarupa Shah October 5, 2013 at 4:32 am .

    Hi Cherrie…it is such an interesting topic and I was talking about this with someone last week…about what education received at school does…it’s also a grey area as home life and extra curricular activities make a difference to children’s lives…schooling may have room for improvement but it is not the only thing and the books and work you do for example add some amazing influence in children’s lives too!

  4. Ryan Biddulph
    Ryan Biddulph October 6, 2013 at 12:51 am .

    Hi Cherrie,

    Agreed 1000% 😉

    Awesome post!

  5. Marty Diamond
    Marty Diamond October 6, 2013 at 12:46 pm .

    I think it’s a question of balance – and I’m not sure that we’ve got enough balance at the moment. Kids need to experience the freedom of free play, relationships and creativity that’s not “organized” but organic. To get at who you are – there needs to be time to explore, get out of the house and experience new things – and if every minute from waking to sleep is tightly organized there isn’t a lot of time for that. The problem for parents is the desire to get their kids the best education possible with the ultimate goal being the maximum opportunities career wise – means a tightly organized schedule of school, homework, and organized activities – but does the best career possible = the best life possible….. and maybe that’s the question that is not being addressed very well. How to meld life and work is tricky and takes a lot of parental thought, planning and a certain amount of hands off – which is especially difficult.

  6. Nile
    Nile October 6, 2013 at 5:33 pm .

    I have to agree with Marty. There really isn’t enough balance in the system. Also there’s no room in a lot of places for classes for advanced children. It makes it hard to connect for children, especially my own son who is often correcting the teacher because he is well ahead of the class in his studies.

    I’ve told him repeatedly to keep quiet about it and just study something or work on the extra workbook his father and I sent with him. We actually had to get the principal to make sure to tell the teacher that when he has done everything else, the workbook is available. The workbook.. actually he has several are for grades above his current level as he practically devours the information.

    We can’t afford some of the schools for the gifted, let alone drive him an hour every day to get there.

  7. marquita herald
    marquita herald October 8, 2013 at 5:16 am .

    Great message Cherrie! I couldn’t agree more with the concept at the same time I look around where I live and see already underpaid teachers having to supplement school supplies out of their own pockets, and far too many kids who come from working poor families where parents are juggling 3 jobs and still struggling just to put food on the table. No question kids would benefit greatly from the kind of resources and education talked about in the video, and I doubt anyone wold disagree that the education system could use an overhaul. I just wonder who the “educators” are that would be in a position to make these changes. It’s still it is an inspirational message.

  8. Rachel Williamson
    Rachel Williamson October 9, 2013 at 12:05 pm .

    Cherrie, I agree that the educational system could use improvement, but the biggest factor that makes the difference for a child is parental involvement. Many parents are paying for lessons, driving kids from place to place when their time would be better spent reading with and exploring with the child.

  9. Willena Flewelling
    Willena Flewelling October 27, 2013 at 12:34 am .

    Good title, Cherrie. “New Education” makes me think of how different it is homeschooling my youngest, from the way it was teaching my older ones at the same age, 10-15 years ago. When learning about North American geography, we aren’t limited to the textbook, but can go to Google and see maps of the Mississippi River basin. When reading 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, we can see a map of the voyage of the Nautilus. It’s like giving home education a whole new dimension.

    This video emphasizes the difference between “knowledge” and “specialized knowledge”, as Napoleon Hill teaches in Think and Grow Rich. Education often is no more than the collection of facts that won’t be remembered or used in life, when we really need specialized knowledge that will show us how to LIVE.

    Willena

  10. William Amis
    William Amis October 29, 2013 at 11:30 am .

    OK.

    I have been in the educational system all my life with having a parent as an educator. I feel that all the inspirational issues should be coming from the parents.

    The influence comes from our surroundings which parents should introduce to their children? The responsibility that he is talking about shifting would be the accountability of the parents.

    Most of the people who are in that video seems not to be from our United States educational system. Here in Boston Massachusetts we have the worlds best higher educational system in the world. All countries send their children to our Medical, and other educational studies. No other place compares to what we offer. Yet, it is up to the parents during the nurturing years to influence their children to desire more in and from life.

    Our future educational system should allow more creativity involved with each young adults choices of classes. Those who have been in higher education have the choice and responsibility to choose what they will be involved with. The personal development is something as an adult we are accountable to seek to gain more growth. It is not our government nor countries task to influence us to do something that is offered and in most cases free. People want to be shown were to gain personal growth from and it is not like that. You have to be a person who desires more in your life and find it yourself. That is all part of the journey.

    Nice article and more to think about. Great choices with those picture you shared.

  11. Kathy from Bliss Habits
    Kathy from Bliss Habits November 2, 2013 at 1:16 pm .

    I completely agree! I have my daughter enrolled in a positive discipline play based learning school for this very reason.
    Their mission reads “Mulberry School inspires children to a life of learning and positive contribution to community. By weaving creativity and social learning into every day, we foster intellectual and social success for a lifetime.” I only wish every child could have the same experience at their school!

  12. Marty Diamond
    Marty Diamond November 10, 2013 at 12:11 am .

    William makes a good point – how much of this should be taught at home and not be the responsibility of teachers. It’s hard to strike a good balance – and so much depends on your child – what are their interests and are those interests being fostered at school. Is your child challenged enough at school – are they moving through the material too quickly and then finding themselves in trouble because they’re bored? It’s like most things in life – one size does not fit all – and finding a good fit for your child and supplementing the school work with outside experiences that provide life skills is an important part of growing up.

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