How Learning Takes Place

How Learning Takes Place

In this Kids Talk Series, Exponential Education, we consider how learning takes place. Does our current educational system meet the reality of how our children really learn? Read the Exponential Education Series to help spark discussion within your family and community. Kids Talk Exponential Education Series Towards The New Education Every Brain Is Unique Learning […]


Taking Responsibility for Our Children’s Success

taking responsibility for our children's success

Our new education needs to be exponential education to meet the exponential change on our planet. We need every person on our Earth to have opportunities to realize their potential through self-directed meaningful activity in specially designed learning environments that passionately engage children and adults. As our children develop mastery they will, in turn, create […]


Win-Win Education

win-win education

Our current educational system, as most of our society, is set up to reflect a culture that uses language and thinking based on competitive sports and combat. This thinking puts us into two categories–winners or losers. We use language such as: You’re up to bat. Hit a homerun. Score two points. Ball in the gutter. […]


Service to Humanity

service to humanity

In our new education, as we give our children (and hopefully our adults, too) daily opportunities for self-selected meaningful learning activities in specially prepared environments comprised of people, tools, nature and ideas, we will begin to see a new kind of child. This new child will have certain observable attributes that will allow parents and […]


Creating Fluidity Between Real Life and School

creating fluidity between real life and school

Mark Twain in his adventures of Tom Sawyer tells of Tom playing hooky from school, usually fishing or roaming in the woods. On a beautiful spring or fall day, life in a classroom was disconnected from a young boy’s need to get out and explore, and perhaps do something meaningful, such as catch a fish […]


Educating the Whole Person

attachment to reality

As we look towards the new education, we see that our constant testing for facts and measuring academic skills have robbed our children of rich and meaningful learning experiences. For deep learning, we need to involve the whole person–mind, body, heart, and spirit. Human potential cannot be quantified. As we study history and explore human […]


Human Potential Begins at Birth

human potential begins at birth

The human being grows based on experiences in his or her environment. Brain development and learning are based on an individual’s interaction with sensory information. Even in utero, our brains react, change and grow according to stimuli. Human beings are born to connect positively to the people and objects in their immediate surroundings. We naturally […]


What Does Success Look Like?

possessive instinct

In shaping the new education, we’ll need to understand key concepts: how learning takes place, how to create a new way of assuring proficiency, how to stock each student’s box of learning tools, how to allow for deep learning time on a daily and multi-year level, as well as how to appreciate the uniqueness of […]


Understanding How Learning Takes Place

understanding how learning takes place

In our model of exponential education, our methods of teaching and learning will be scientific in approach and execution. We’ll understand how children learn, and we will teach using principles, methods and techniques based on observable ways that children and adults learn best. Our schools will focus on helping children and adults have the tools […]


A New Grading System

new grading system

In our education for a new world, we learn to respect and honor the uniqueness of our children, while giving students, teachers and parents the time to learn and forge partnerships. In this new system, children possess a set of age-appropriate tools to organize thoughts and actions, to problem solve, to foster self-expression and to […]