I’ve been writing extra there than right here these days, together with my newest article at this time for NPR Boston. Click on right here to learn my commentary on the rising curiosity in unschooling and different self-directed alternate options to high school.
Boston NPR Article: “The Limits of College As We Know It.”
Here is an excerpt:
Again-to-school time stirs a variety of feelings. A few of us have fond recollections, however for others, Scout’s recollection of college in Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” resonates:
… as I inched sluggishly alongside the treadmill of the Maycomb County faculty system, I couldn’t assist receiving the impression that I used to be being cheated out of one thing. Out of what I knew not, but I didn’t imagine that twelve years of unrelieved boredom was precisely what the state had in thoughts for me.
You can too discover my different latest articles right here and right here. An article I wrote for Purpose Journal is within the October 2018 print version, and out there on-line right here. It is referred to as, “Do not Homeschool Your Youngsters, Unschool Them.”
Lastly, it is a improbable article by author and editor Dan Sanchez on methods to “deschool” your writing to grow to be profitable as knowledgeable author. Right here is an excerpt that nails the distinction between the best way we’re taught writing at school and the best way at this time’s profession writers truly write:
“As a pupil author, your job was to carry out in keeping with specs. A profitable essay was one which jumped by way of the suitable hoops as outlined by the project necessities and grading rubrics. It additionally demonstrated that you simply had carried out the studying and attended the lectures. However as a real-world author, you are now within the expertise enterprise. Your job is to point out your readers a superb time: to intrigue and encourage, to enlighten and engross, to please and provoke. You are a vendor in fascinating concepts and satisfying arguments, a purveyor of a-ha moments and epiphanies.”