What should you do when you feel that traditional schooling is not the best way to educate your child? What should you do when you watch your child come home from school day after day, burdened with so much homework that she doesn’t have any time left to follow her passions and do the things she loves doing (even if they’re not part of the school’s curriculum)?
Parents who find our school often tell us, “I was fed up with the traditional schooling system.” Being a product of the same system, you don’t want to watch your child going through twelve years without really getting a chance to create, to be active in his learning. You don’t want your child to go through twelve years of passive learning, of memorizing facts, of so little technology exposure and training that when it’s time to go out into the world and find work, he’s simply not ready.
We believe that “schooling” is not the same as “learning” and in fact, often schooling – in the traditional sense – results in very little learning, certainly in very little high order thinking and learning. Back in 1956, Benjamin Bloom found that over 95% of the test questions students encounter require them to think only at the lowest possible level – the recall of information. The highest, most abstract order of thinking, which is creating, was almost completely ignored. Sadly, this is still the case today.
The good news for parents who worry about the way their child is being schooled: there ARE viable alternatives to traditional schooling. Homeschooling, online homeschooling, immersive education – today there are so many tools and options available to parents who want to see their child learning, not just going through the process of schooling. Start exploring your options today. You owe it to yourself, and to your child.