5 Reasons to Let Your Teen Quit School and A Few Educational Alternatives to Consider

(Photo Credit: High School: Poor Unhappy Test Results Post Card by prophoto Make postcard designs on zazzle.com) You love, or know, or are  an unhappy teen in school. Are you the unhappy teen?  For the purpose of this blog, I’ll

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5 Reasons You Should Let Your Teen Leave the Traditional School System

Updated September 14, 2020 You have an unhappy teen in school.  Perhaps they’re more interested in non-academic subjects and just aren’t focused on schooling;  perhaps the social scene is not a fit; perhaps they’re chomping at the bit to do

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Alternatives to Traditional High School

Do you know a teen unhappy in school?? Here are 6 alternatives you might check out. 1. INDEPENDENT STUDIES PROGRAMS A. District-based. Many school districts have independent studies programs. This is a place to start. Public independent studies programs have

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Stop Stealing Dreams

A couple quotes from Seth Godin’s TED talk: “If it’s work, we try to figure out how to do less; if it’s art, we try to figure out how to do more. And when we put kids in the factory

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“Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your

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Is Your Teen in Danger of NOT Graduating? REFRAME that thought…

The problem with not graduating from high school is that it has a bad stigma, and the non-graduates believe they are failures. Society clearly has told them this. They failed enough classes to not graduate from high school.   But, while

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You Can Skip Regular School and Still Be Successful!

Several months ago I wrote a post  called Reflections of Young Adult Homeschoolers on my personal blog. I had just viewed a film Conditions to Flourish. A film about grown kids who skipped school– their experiences and with their families

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Changing Paradigms of Education

  Sir Ken Robinson discusses why the current system of education is flawed, and why we need to approach education from a new paradigm. Education is modeled around standardization and should be modeled on fostering creativity! Recommended viewing if your

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Don’t Sacrifice Learning for Schooling

A great article just came out in The Globe and Mail in which an A+ student looked back and regretted his grades. Not necessarily because he got good grades but because he viewed his own education through the lens of

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Why Dropping Out of High School May Be a Good Educational Choice

What? How can dropping out of high school be a good educational choice for your teen? VS   Actually, I like to call it Opting Out. Dropping out is sooo…negative, and tends of course to have a bad stigma. Many

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