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Play Glorious Play

If you came to Launchpad on any day you would see kids playing. A lot. You might even wonder if they do anything other than play and ask if there is any “actual learning” being done.  But why [...]

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LEARNING TO BE

Our last blog we discussed some ideas of how parents and schools can help the next generation learn ways to ‘be’ that enable young people to become their best selves.  This week we explore ways [...]

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FEEDING THE WOLF!

  So how can schools and parents help the next generation learn ways to ‘be’ that enable young people to become their best selves, develop confidence in who they are, increase their chances [...]

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THE WOLF INSIDE OF US!

  Learning to Be is one of the four pillars of education described by Jacques Delors in his report for UNESCO on Education in the 21st Century. Launchpad house focuses on these four pillars and [...]

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Can children teach themselves?

‘When you teach a child something, you take away forever their chance of discovering it for themselves.’  Jean Piaget It is widely, and incorrectly, assumed that adults need to teach children how [...]

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Play Matters

‘Play is the highest form of research’  Albert Einstein     From the moment children are born, they are set to become learners and they learn through exploring their surroundings.  As they [...]

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How Children Learn

After centuries of assuming that children learn through pedagogical means only, John Holt created a revolutionary home education movement with his book “How Children Learn.” While [...]

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Mindfulness Yoga is it really important?

Mindfulness Yoga, why is it so important that at Launchpad we include it in our daily routine? “In today’s rush, we all think too much — seek too much — want too much — and forget about the joy [...]

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A New Psychology of Success

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value” — Albert Einstein A new psychology of success is emerging in education, what it means to be educated is changing.  [...]

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The start of the Heroes Journey

Welcome everyone!!! Join us on a heroes journey.   If you’re getting this post it’s because you joined our Education Revolution!! This is a movement for our children, us parents, demanding a [...]