8filltheheart Posted March 22, 2018 Share Posted March 22, 2018 (edited) http://time.com/5210848/prestigious-college-doesnt-matter/ I don't agree with all of the points in the article, but mainly b/c they are scenarios that are completely disconnected from our homeschool reality. (We don't have a focus on grades at all, so that one is a hard one for me to even begin to relate to. And, well, my kids already march to their own drummer and immerse themselves in what they love vs. checking off boxes.) But, these 2 quotes: simply telling kids the truth â€” giving them an accurate model of reality, including the advantages of being a good student â€” increases their flexibility and drive. It motivates kids with high aspirations to shift their emphasis from achieving for its own sake to educating themselves so that they can make an important contribution. Children are much more energized when they envision a future that is in line with their own values than when they dutifully do whatever they believe they have to do to live up to their parentsâ€™ or teachersâ€™ or college admissions boardsâ€™ expectations. We donâ€™t inspire our kids through fear. We inspire them by helping them to focus on getting better at something, rather than being the best, and by encouraging them to immerse themselves in something they love. reminded me of the CA college thread. On CC, this article is being discussed and the posters are adamant that the article's premise is false. Edited March 22, 2018 by 8FillTheHeart Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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