Wellness in the Education System

By Alyson Wyers

The education methods talk by teenage boy Logan LaPlante analyzes the role of happiness and health in the American educational system. Given at a TEDx conference, the speech is centralized around the concept that North American or even Western society prepares youth to make a living, but not a life. LaPlante is a part of a subculture that believes in making health and happiness a much bigger focus of education.

In his education methods talk, LaPlante explains his alternative curriculum called 'hackschooling.' Rather than the familiar notions of computer hacking, the hack mindset is about being innovative and challenging systems to make them better. This is vital to hackschooling, as is practicing being happy and healthy. Other components include online resources, experiential learning and getting involved in likeminded community organizations.

This young speaker makes incredibly intelligent remarks concerning not just education, but well-being. This is especially relevant to parents looking to encourage passion and creativity in their children.

Source: http://www.trendhunter.com/keynote/education-methods-talk and TEDx Talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h11u3vtcpaY