We’re big believers in creativity. We think that traditional education has gotten on the wrong path. There’s a lot of emphasis on learning facts, on passive listening to lectures, and on verbal learning. Sadly, very little emphasis is placed on encouraging students to become thinkers and leaders – to ask questions and find answers to their questions. Students are not encouraged to create, and in fact creativity and free thinking are often actively discouraged, because there’s a curriculum to follow, and that curriculum leaves no place for creation or for imagination.
We are especially sad for children who are creative, visual learners. You know the type – kids who like to think for themselves, who always have lots of questions that the teacher can’t answer. These are our future leaders, free thinkers with strong personalities, but the traditional schooling system typically cannot handle them. These students are often labeled as “problematic students,” as troublemakers who don’t follow the rules, or worse – they are diagnosed as suffering from ADD and are given medication.
We love these creative students. We love their imagination and we know how excruciatingly boring traditional text-based learning is for them. We also know that these students, who are labeled as “difficult” in a traditional school, usually flourish and thrive when they are allowed to create, explore and express themselves using our 3D online homeschooling program.
For these bright, creative students, the ability to learn in a 3D virtual reality environment, to create their own unique avatar and other 3D items, and to work on independent learning projects, is absolutely priceless. Suddenly, they are not “difficult” anymore, but instead they become accomplished students with a very bright future.