I know, I know.... Your thinking, how in the world can all kids want to be the same thing when they grow up. Well, it is true. Sometimes kids want to think about careers, but most of the time they just want to enjoy being a kid. They are really good at experiencing the present and at the end of the day they all want the same thing.
All kids want to be happy. The traditional method of doing well in school, going to college, getting a job, and getting married is not always the solution. However it is usually the path that we choose for our children. No matter what my kids do in life, I hope that they are happy doing it. This Ted X video below goes over one kids aspirations in life and how his mom helped him with creating it. His mom pulled him out of the school system when he was 9 years old to homeschool him and give him the best education that she could. Wow, did she do it. You will see from this video how well articulated this young man is and how passionate he is about spreading his message.
This boy is one of the reasons that I love doing what I love doing. I get to experience the creativity and imagination that kids have. I don't force kids to learn in a typical classroom situation. In fact they can come in their P.J.'s and learn with their favorite stuffed animal if they like. I have one boy that brings his dog to class everyday. When kids are tutoring online, I get to see them genuinely happy with learning to read in the comfort of their home. Some do it on their ipad, and others on their laptop. It is pretty amazing to watch.
When I started tutoring online I had so many people tell me that it was so impersonal to tutor online. I didn't let that stop me, and I am so glad. Everyday I get to see amazing smiles from these kids when they read. I allow them choices instead of forcing them to read books they could care less about. I allow them to learn at their pace and am able to skyrocket their success in a short amount of time. I am truly happy "hacking" online tutoring. That's a word this young 13 year old boy named Logan LaPlante used in his Ted speech. Take a look at it and let me know what you think.