Since Dale received the Thiel Fellowship, as a parent of a Thiel Fellow, I’ve gotten questions about our parenting journey such as: How did we help him get involved? How did we make him self-motivated? What do you do with self-motivated kids? How do you help a kid that is smart beyond you and gifted? … Read more Introducing Interviews with Parents of Thiel Fellows
Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School Series. Brought to You by the Letter Y. Yell Yes? Yes! When invitations, opportunities, new eXperiences come your way, yell, “Yes, I’ll try that. Yes, I’m in.” When challenges, obstacles, bumps, or frustrations come along to make things hard, yell, “Yes, I can deal with this. I … Read more Y is for Yell Yes!
Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School Series. Brought to You by the Letter U. Unite. Unite with and bring together friends and fellow self-directed learners. Unite with your networks and neighbors Unite with ukulele enthusiasts ( I had to include uke. I’m a uke convert!) Unite with others ready to make, do and … Read more U is for Unite.
Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School Series. Brought to You by the Letter T. Trust. Trust yourself. Trust and listen to your intuition, that inner voice, your gut. Even when it’s hard because most people disagree. Trust your children. Trust in their ability to grow, to learn, to know themselves and their … Read more T is for Trust.
Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School Series. Brought to you by the Letter S. Share? Share what you learn, share what you play. Share what you read, make or explore any day. Share your enthusiasm, wonder and zest. Share your doubts and fears when you don’t feel your best. Share your gifts and … Read more S is for Share.
Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School. Brought to you by the Letter M. Make. Make learning meaningful and fun. Make mistakes and messes and music and meals. Make memories. Make mindfulness and movement a part of every day. Make decisions, make the effort, make things happen. Make a difference. Make! What motivates you … Read more M is for Make
Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School. Brought to You by the Letter K. Keep. Keep going. Learning beyond school may not be easy, but it is life long and so worth it. Keep your nose to the grindstone. Keep going, even when the going gets rough, you encounter resistance, or your energy flags. Keep … Read more K is for Keep