[ExI] education again

Stephen Van Sickle sjv2006 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 21:03:46 UTC 2016

This is interesting, Spike:


using a blockchian approach for something like this...makes my head hurt.

On Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 12:27 PM, Stephen Van Sickle <sjv2006 at gmail.com>

>> I wonder if your 14 year old can mentor one of the similarly gifted 10
>> year olds.
> This was once a popular method of education:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monitorial_System
> if for no other reason that it was extremely economical.  But it also has
> other advantages.  In my experience, I've found i never truly master
> material until i try to teach it to someone.  And giving older students
> some (supervised) responsibility for the younger ones can instill positive
> values and help with the "maturing process" that Spike mentions.
> I've often thought that the worst feature of "modern" education is that
> everyone almost exclusively spends time in the company of others the same
> age.  Ideally, one should spend most of their time caring for the younger
> to learn responsibility and in the company of the older who teach by
> example.  With the decline of large extended families, this is getting
> harder to find. Schools just stunt social and emotional growth.  And barely
> manage to teach.
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