The minute the Internet came online our entire education system became obsolete – Hannah Frankman
The time to bid farewell to the 20th century notion of attending public school is fast approaching. As we progress through the 21st century, a profound shift is underway, transforming the very essence of our lives.
In the ever-evolving landscape of education, it is becoming increasingly evident that the traditional notion of attending a public school has become irrelevant. As we navigate the 21st century, advancements in technology, changes in societal needs, and innovative educational approaches are reshaping what school can and should be.
And yet, these changes haven’t reached the public school system.
On this episode of The Spillover podcast, Hannah Frankman of rebelEducator speaks to Alex Clark about how the modern education system is leagues behind the need for today, and is actuallya harmful to our children. They discuss the system’s incompetence and talk about alternative education options parents can explore.
Hannah and Alex talk about how the public schooling system is stifling for any child growing up in a post-Internet age. Hannah explains how the current system was a product of the 1800’s military schooling techniques.
They talk about what schools have been getting wrong, why kids are growing up averse to education, and what small changes could be encouraged to motivate kids to learn outside the classroom.
Hannah talks about her homeschooling experiences and its benefits over private/public schooling, different homeschooling styles, and the role of parents to play an active part in their child’s education.
- Hannah gives her take on how the public education system has been obsolete for a long time (3:20)
- How did the modern education system in America come to be? (6:55)
- Are public schools detrimental for kids right now? (6:43)
- How does creativity not get an equal spotlight in today’s schools? (11:11)
- Allowing kids to learn (17:52)
- Reasons why kids feel suppressed in school (21:53)
- How to think differently about traditional education (26:02)
- Today’s school system does not work (28:19)
- For parent’s that feel that they can’t homeschool (30:58)How much time a day does a kid learn in a classroom? (35:29)
- Private vs Public Schooling (42:26)
- Types of Homeschool styles (45:46)
- What Parents can do today (49:41)
- The Importance of Schedules (55:31)
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“The minute the Internet came online our entire education system became obsolete because the whole thing was predicated on the assumption that education needs a physical location to access and parents can access worksheets, apps, recorded lessons from world class teachers on any subject you could imagine from their laptops at home.” – Hannah Frankman (3:42)
“Because I feel like kids naturally do want to learn, it’s natural – that’s why they’re asking “but why?, why?, why?, why do we do this, mom?, why did you say this?” – they’re always asking questions, they always want to learn.” – Alex Clark (17:52) (on how kids react and learn from their environment)
“I would like to see less obedient kids. And what I mean by that is not disrespectful. But I want to see more risk-takers. I want to see kids be less afraid. And I think that those traits can be really be important as they grow into adulthood.” – Alex Clark (21:56)
“And kids are good at different things, some kids have better spatial awareness, some kids are better, like they’re wired to be bookworms, other kids are really great at math. Some kids are really good at things that school doesn’t measure for and they spend their whole lives thinking they’re just not smart.” – Hannah Frankman (38:54)
“Encourage learning for fun. And encourage learning about things d that are not academically relevant at all. And encourage your kid to go down rabbit holes and chasing things that are curious about and there is like no clear benefit whatsoever and you might think it’s a total waste of time but encourage it. Because school’s killing that” – Hannah Frankman (52:29)