TEDx - How Will I Educate My Children?


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I delivered this TEDx talk, my first, on May 31, 2014 in Hong Kong to an audience of 1,000+. The short answer to the question? Homeschooling. These slides may not make much sense by themselves. You'll want to review them along with my talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mummj4SwpU0.

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TEDx - How Will I Educate My Children?

  1. 1. How Will I Educate My Children?! Joshua J. Steimle @donloper
  2. 2. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper 2M+ U.S. Families Homeschool
  3. 3. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper Five Trends
  4. 4. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper More Parents Will Work From Home
  5. 5. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper Demand For Individualized Education
  6. 6. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper Increasing Costs of Traditional Education
  7. 7. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper Decreasing Cost / Increasing Quality of Alternative Education
  8. 8. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper Favorable Regulatory Changes
  9. 9. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper Social
  10. 10. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper 3 Assumptions
  11. 11. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper Myth: Homeschoolers Can’t Go To Top Universities
  12. 12. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper Myth: Adults Educate Children
  13. 13. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper Myth: Teachers Can Educate Children Better Than Parents Can
  14. 14. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper Fact: Homeschoolers Can Go To Top Universities
  15. 15. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper “Oxford University welcomes applications from…those who have been home schooled.”
  16. 16. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper “MIT has a long history of admitting homeschooled students…”
  17. 17. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper “…We do not require a high school diploma or GED from our applicants.”
  18. 18. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper “Princeton welcomes applications from homeschooled students…”
  19. 19. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper “…Among the homeschooled students admitted in recent years was a student who graduated as valedictorian of the Class of 2002.”
  20. 20. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper “Homeschooling is an educational asset that Harvard considers favorably when making its admissions decisions.”
  21. 21. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper Fact: Adults Cannot Educate Children
  22. 22. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper “Within four minutes, one kid...opened the box, found the on-off switch … [and] powered it up…”
  23. 23. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper “Within five days, they were using 47 apps per child, per day…”
  24. 24. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper “Within two weeks, they were singing ABC songs in the village…”
  25. 25. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper “Within five months, they had hacked Android.”
  26. 26. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper “It is impossible for one human being to educate another.” Oliver DeMille
  27. 27. Joshua J. Steimle @donloper Fact: Parents Can Facilitate Education For Their Children Better Than Teachers Can
  28. 28. Nobody else has a PhD in Raising Your Child.