This episode is about one of my favorite topics: how we can set our kids up for success in an increasingly technological world. And I’m here with one of my favorite people to talk about this topic with, Jesse Elder. He is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur working on creating resources for families that help reinvent the nature of education right now. We talk a lot about how to maintain our kids’ natural states of creativity, critical thinking, imagination, and courage. This is a hot topic for me especially because I’ve been working on a kind of uncurriculum that I’ve used with my own kids and will have available to share with you guys soon.
Fun fact: Jesse himself never received any traditional classroom education, and yet has become a wildly successful entrepreneur. He credits his path to his lack of education since it allowed him to be truly creative and make his own path.
Episode Highlights With Jesse Elder
- How Jesse created an amazing life and business without ever having any traditional classroom education
- What the container vs conduit theory is and why it matters
- The importance of boredom for kids
- Why I don’t do things for my kids that they can do themselves
- How to let kids learn naturally and get out of their way
- Alternative education vs. original education
- The one skill employers will look for most in the future
- How to deal with internal conflict when breaking away from social norms
- Questions to ask your kids every day to help guide them
- How to encourage kids to have an entrepreneurial mindset
- Practical ways to get started homeschooling or pod schooling in your state
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- Jesse Elder website | Facebook | Instagram
- The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings boxed set
- John Taylor Gatto
- The Sovereign Individual by James Dale Davidson
- The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
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