Rethinking looks good on paper

Wild Deer at Walt Disney World
Oh dear, you mean we are in charge of our destiny?


Rethinking public education in 2015 makes sense to Baby Boomers.

Rethinking mid-life, right now, is a much tougher sell to Boomers.

In either case, it is done to change the trajectory.

The 2nd best time to rethink was yesterday.

The best time is today.

Do something that scares you, or something you “absolutely don’t have time for”, like take a walk outside.

Ask, “Am I satisfied?”

A summary of how and why Finland is rethinking education is here.

(Summary: By 2020, Finland plans to phase out teaching individual subjects such as math, chemistry and physics, and instead teach students by ‘topics’ or broad phenomena, so that there’s no more question about “what’s the point of learning this?”)

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. I believe this is the general approach we try to take in our homeschooling. Meg is an advocate for a “Charlotte Mason”-type method, which is focused on learning a number of “subjects” based on experiences in the world. Generally, it’s focused on nature-based experiences.

  2. Craig, so glad you and Meg are out in front of the sea change that will eventually replace traditional education.

    Thank you for being educational and parental entrepreneurs.

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