learning

4 Ways to Continue Learning Outside of the Classroom

4 Ways to Continue Learning Outside of the Classroom

When we talk about learning or education, we usually equate it with being a student sitting in a school classroom. Most people fall into the idea they must learn and focus on education until they graduate high school at age 18 or college in their 20s. And then they are all done! Their education is behind them and they are now ready to go out into the world.

Want Students to Learn? Stop Teaching Them!

Want Students to Learn? Stop Teaching Them!

Sugata Mitra did a simple experiment years ago. He puttied a touch screen computer screen into the exterior wall of his office and connected it to the internet. Local kids, who did not speak English, started using the computer when he was gone. They taught themselves English and navigated the web. They were doing homework assignments by using information on the internet. No instruction required.

A Week of Hands-On Learning With Innovation Works!

 A Week of Hands-On Learning With Innovation Works!

Innovation Works! took place during the week of January 8-12, bringing together students from different cultures and countries to build skills, invent cool products, and learn methods of invention from leading experts. Students from STEM Education Center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam arrived in the Central Valley of California to join local students in this unique, hands-on invention camp offered by Entrepreneur Pathways, Inc.

Spectacular Failure

Spectacular Failure

I’m watching a team of four kids make a model car. They just glued the axle to the bottom of the car. If that axle is glued, it can’t move and the car won’t go anywhere. It’s an obvious mistake, but it will take them a full minute to discover it. They put their car onto the test ramp, release it, and watch it go nowhere.