Teen suicides plummeted in March '20, when schools shut due to COVID. Returning from online to in-person schooling was associated with a 12-18% increase in teen suicides, from @benconomics @SDSUCHEPS and Schaller nber.org/papers/w30795 pic.twitter.com/1FFiKL1ywV
Subjects that should be taught in school: active communication, conflict resolution, attachment theory, emotional regulation, nervous system awareness, and how to create healthy relationship dynamics. Education needs a paradigm shift.
some ppl responding are like 'but aella ur childhood was abnormal, this isn't actually a societal default' no, *most parents* just go and send their kids to school, which i find to be the biggest quietly accepted thing we'll one day as a civilization look back on with horror twitter.com/Aella_Girl/sta…
I want to see a school that: •Has no majors •Focuses on independent study •Preaches curiosity and exploration •Awards no grades •Optimizes for collaboration •Provides advisors / coaches •Encourages public sharing •Teaches mastery •Sells personal transformation
Crazy how the default behavior when u don't know what to do with ur life is to incur a ton of debt to keep going to school In the moment where you want to preserve maximum optionality you immediately go shut a ton of doors and make your life way more difficult in the long run
I had the chance of a lifetime to start Ad Astra School with @elonmusk for the kids of @SpaceX employees. To share the best of Ad Astra with kids around the world, I started @synthesischool with @chrismanfrank My thoughts on creating enthralling education & a brighter future 👇🏼
In 1984 a researcher named Bloom found that students learning mastery-based and with one-on-one mentorship perform two standard deviations better than those in a conventional classroom. Incredible to know, but too expensive to do anything about, so nothing changed. pic.twitter.com/msvOdZWAOV
I’ll let you in on a secret. I have a doctorate in education, but the field’s basically just a 100 years old. We don’t really know what we’re doing. Our scholarly understanding of how learning happens is like astronomy 2000 years ago. Most classroom practice is astrology. twitter.com/oonziela/statu…
- "Banking model --> kids are like piggy banks: empty till you fill them with knowledge that you're the expert in."
- "Our scholarly understanding of how learning happens is like astronomy 2000 years ago. "
- "Before the late 19th century, no human society had ever attempted to formally educate the entire populace"
- We use "the elite “Lyceum” style of instruction even though it’s ineffectual with most kids."
- Homework doesn't really help, especially younger kids.
- Students don't learn a thing from testing. Most teachers don't either (it's supposed to help them tweak instruction, but that rarely happens).