Sunday, October 05, 2003

My 9-year-old son is learning HTML so he can create his own websites. One of the advantages of child-led learning, is that children retain their interest in learning, and can therefore learn!

His greatest interest is origami, and he creates these amazingly intricate sculptures with paper.

I read in "Popular Science" that there is another fellow who reminds me a lot of my son.

20-year-old Erik Demaine, once homeschooled, now an MIT assistant teacher, is also into origami. He has taken it to a whole new level, mathematically speaking.

He started college at the ripe old age of 12, and, if I remember correctly, was beginning his doctoral studies when he was 16.

And he was, basically, unschooled by his father!

Here is his link

Homeschooling works!