Thinking differently about education. This TED talk asks a lot of pertinent questions, and details of the experiences of one family doing it differently (at the expense of the parents being called crazy). Below are some excerpts and notes:-
Why is education (as practiced currently across the globe) not synonymous to the practice of living a happy and healthy life?
Hackers are innovators. Its a mindset. They are constantly challenging how things work and thinking about how to make them work better. Taking shortcuts. Being opportunistic.
How he got into writing. Because he liked to write about skiing, not butterflies and rainbows. ... Once you are motivated about learning, you can learn a lot in a short amount of time. And on your own.
Physics via experiments. Geography and team work by going mountaineering. History via theatrical drama, by role-playing a historical character.