My name is Gustavo da Cunha Pimenta, but you can call me Gus. For some of my friends, I'm the learning guy, who knows why....
But the thing is, they keep asking for advice related to their kid's
education learning journey. They know the education system is broken, but don't know what alternatives are out there.
I don't believe in silver bullets. I follow a radical diversity approach, so, rather than talking about a method or school, I decided to put together a page with assorted quotes, videos, schools, books, etc.
The main idea for this page is to be a starting point, and it's a work in progress. The curious minds will follow through.
I'm far from being an expert in kids' learning, but I have a broad view of the learning space, and I'm always eager to bounce some ideas off about the topic.
“The illiterate of the future are not those who can’t read or write but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” — Alvin Toffler
“You cannot get educated by this self-propagating system in which people study to pass exams, and teach others to pass exams, but nobody knows anything. You learn something by doing it yourself, by asking questions, by thinking, and by experimenting.” — Richard Feynman
“The essential thing is that in order for a child to understand something, he must construct it himself, he must re-invent it.” — Jean Piaget
Theories, Approaches and Models
The Beginner's Guide to Unschooling - zen habits
Post written by Leo Babauta. There's nothing I get asked about more as a parent than unschooling, and nothing I recommend more to other parents. It's an educational philosophy that provides for more freedom than any other learning method, and prepares kids for an uncertain and rapidly changing future better than anything else I know.
Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?: the case for helping them leave, chart their own paths, and prepare for adulthood at their own pace
Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?: the case for helping them leave, chart their own paths, and prepare for adulthood at their own pace [Boles, Blake] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
Constructivism (philosophy of education) - Wikipedia
Constructivism is a theory in education that recognizes learners construct new understandings and knowledge, integrating with what they already know. This includes knowledge gained prior to entering school. It is associated with various philosophical positions, particularly in epistemology as well as ontology, politics, and ethics.
What is Behaviourism and How to Use it in the Classroom?
Posted: 13 Feb 2020 Estimated time to read: 5 mins What is behaviourist pedagogy and what can cats teach us about the way students learn? Pedagogy, the science of teaching, affects what we do as teachers and how our students learn. Whether we know it or not, pedagogy creeps into every aspect of what we do.
Social learning theory - Wikipedia
Social learning theory is a theory of learning process and social behavior which proposes that new behaviors can be acquired by observing and imitating others. It states that learning is a cognitive process that takes place in a social context and can occur purely through observation or direct instruction, even in the absence of motor reproduction or direct reinforcement.
Cognitive Learning: How to Use It, Benefits and Examples
Cognitive Learning Theory is a useful theory for looking at education in a modern way, which focuses not just on the student's ability to repeat the information they have been taught, but instead asks why and how a student was able to learn, and what their innate mental processes and previous life experiences had to do with that learning.
Experiential learning - Wikipedia
Experiential learning (ExL) is the process of learning through experience, and is more narrowly defined as "learning through reflection on doing". Hands-on learning can be a form of experiential learning, but does not necessarily involve students reflecting on their product. Experiential learning is distinct from rote or didactic learning, in which the learner plays a comparatively passive role.
Schools and Learning Spaces
A weekly, 1-hour enrichment program for students who want to learn how to build the future. Ages 8 to 14.Synthesis Juniors for 6 and 7 year olds coming soon. $180 per month. Sibling discount available for families enrolled before May 31st.
Galileo - Online Self-Directed Global School
Join thousands of other families interested in self-directed learning, and get access to tons of resources for your children! We are accepting new Galileo students every week, so your children don't have to wait until the next school year to start their personalized learning journeys.
Prisma - The world's first connected learning network for 4-8th graders to learn from home or anywhere in the world.
Prisma, the world's first connected learning network, a whole new category in K-12 education and homeschooling. We're not a school in the conventional sense; we're a locally-rooted, globally connected at-home learning network that gives kids the freedom to be their best selves.
Home - Sora Schools
Apply now High school built for you A live, accredited, virtual high school designed to accelerate your student toward their wildest dreams. Learn More Students thrive at Sora "One of the things that gives me Read more...
The Green School
Green School International | Schools Around the World
Green School International is a global education network, committed to create a global community of learners, making our world sustainable. Bamboo School.
Our Vision - brightworks
Brightworks is a K-12 school in San Francisco that reimagines education. By taking the best practices from project-based and experiential learning, we strive to meet students' needs in a flexible, mixed-age environment that breaks the conventional walls between school and the community outside the classroom.
Acton Academy | One-room schoolhouses for the 21st century.
The Acton Academy is dedicated to inspiring each child to see life as a Hero's Journey, where someone with curiosity and character can find a 'calling', using his or her most precious gifts, in a way that brings great joy, to solve a deep burning need in the world.
Altitude Learning @School
Award-winning superintendent, educator, speaker, and White House invitee Devin Vodicka guides the design and strategy of Altitude Learning's partnerships with schools and districts. By his leadership, we are expanding our partner community of public, private, and charter schools.
Ørestad Gymnasium er et åbent og innovativt gymnasium, med fokus på medier, IT og changemaking. Vi ligger kun 10 min. i metro fra Kongens Nytorv.
Outschool: Take small-group classes, from anywhere.
Outschool engages and inspires learning through a wide variety of classes and subjects so learners can dive deeper into their favorite interests. Our live, small-group format encourages social interactions and builds learner friendships. We've been providing online classes taught by safe, vetted, and experienced teachers since 2015. Apply Here
Outschool's mission is to inspire kids to love learning. We provide small group classes that meet over live video chat where learners are connected with teachers and classmates who share their interests. These classes are offered through our marketplace and conducted on our remote learning platform.
Kids and Videogames
Fab Fridays Issue 44: Kids and Video Games
Over 2 billion people play video games regularly. And those who understand the power and potential of games will be the ones who shape our future. If you are a pare...
SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully
SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully - Kindle edition by McGonigal, Jane. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully.
The Power of Unstructured Learning - Ana Lorena Fabrega
I came across a bold experiment that got me thinking about the power of unstructured learning . In 2012, the One Laptop Per Child organization dropped off closed boxes with Android laptops in two villages in Ethiopia. The boxes were taped shut, and had no instructions.
Unbounded learning: how to unshackle your education
While bounded learning is based on a fixed curriculum with specific educational outcomes, unbounded learning embraces the never-ending cycle of personal growth generated by continuous education. It is based on strategies and tools that avoid unnecessary direction and restriction, that foster curiosity, and that reward exploring adjacent questions.
Richard Feynman on Teaching Math to Kids and the Lessons of Knowledge
Legendary scientist Richard Feynman (1918-1988) was famous for his penetrating insight and clarity of thought. Famous for not only the work he did to garner a Nobel Prize, but also for the lucidity of explanations of ordinary things such as why trains stay on the tracks as they go around a curve, how we look for new laws of science, and how rubber bands work.
Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids
As anyone who has been called out for hypocrisy by a small child knows, kids are exquisitely attuned to gaps between what grown-ups say and what grown-ups do. If you survey American parents about what they want for their kids, more than 90 percent say one of their top priorities is that their children be caring.
Home - Character Lab
Describing wins helps build resilience This piece is the second in a two-part series on learning from success and failure. Read the first part . Today, I've asked Brady Jones to share her tip of the week. I majored in Spanish in college, and after graduation, I wasn't sure what to do with my degree.
The 10 Essential Strategies for Deeper Learning | Scott H Young
Learning can be tough, but it doesn't have to be mysterious. Ample research shows that there are better ways of studying, not just for passing the test, but for creating deep understanding. Below are ten essential strategies you should keep mind any time you need to learn something important.
Kickstart your own microschool with other families.
Enrichment Classes Designed to supplement your child's current education, our enrichment classes are used to fill the gap left by online and hybrid learning. It takes place in-person, 2 days a week for 5 hours a day and can any topic or class that you like.
Learning How to Learn
"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn." - Alvin Toffler Everybody is talking about the skills you should learn, but the truth is that nobody can be sure about it.
The Endless Learning Journey
"Education is something that is done to you. Learning is something you do for yourself." - Joi Ito We don't have many straight lines anymore in this wicked world we live in. Uncertainty has certainly come to stay, and we all need to get used to it.
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