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Why School is Bad for You and How to Learn Better

On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss the future of education and the increasing importance of being lifelong learners. What is school even for, like, actually?

the Epoch Podcast 006: Why School is Bad for You and How to Learn Better | #epochpodcast #yourweeklydoseofmentalforeplay | education, learning, school, homeschool, unlearning, unschooling, homeschooling

Topics we get into:

  • Where education starts out so well and quickly goes downhill
  • Where is the education on how to be a human?
  • How the role of teachers is evolving
  • Adaptive learning
  • Information vs knowledge vs wisdom
  • Why problem-solving skills are so lacking
  • The shifting knowledge base
  • Input, output… interput
  • Specialized careers and personal growth
  • “Unlearning”/unschooling and how we retain information
  • Self-worth, mental health, purpose/outside circumstances
  • Lack of education on things that aren’t quantitatively tested
  • Why David shouldn’t teach Sunday school
  • The importance of mindfulness
  • What kids really need to flourish
  • A potential solution for the teacher crisis
  • How shame affects learning
  • How we can move forward in a positive way

Our Posts for This Episode

Austin | Reinventing Education: Start With Why and End With World Peace
Jen | Not My Education, Not My Problem: How Taking a Back Seat Can Really Be Delaying Change
Tico & Tina | What You Need to Know about the Future of Learning
Matt | Limitless Education for Limitless Outcomes
Kat | Pleasantly Surprising Finds on the Future of Education from a Former Homeschooling Mom

Resource/s Mentioned

Mortal Engines
Udemy, Lynda, Tuts+
Dan Carlin: Hardcore History
Joe Rogan/Elon Musk podcast
Dr Rhonda Patrick


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how kids flourish - the Epoch Podcast 006: Why School is Bad for You and How to Learn Better | #epochpodcast #yourweeklydoseofmentalforeplay | education, learning, school, homeschool, unlearning, unschooling, homeschooling
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a potential solution for the teacher crisis - the Epoch Podcast 006: Why School is Bad for You and How to Learn Better | #epochpodcast #yourweeklydoseofmentalforeplay | education, learning, school, homeschool, unlearning, unschooling, homeschooling
the Epoch Podcast 006: Why School is Bad for You and How to Learn Better | #epochpodcast #yourweeklydoseofmentalforeplay | education, learning, school, homeschool, unlearning, unschooling, homeschooling
the Epoch Podcast 006: Why School is Bad for You and How to Learn Better | #epochpodcast #yourweeklydoseofmentalforeplay | education, learning, school, homeschool, unlearning, unschooling, homeschooling
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