Few Schools Actually Teach Kids how to think — and that’s been going on for a long time. Instead, most schools teach children how to pass standardized tests. Memorizing a pile of random facts doesn’t prepare them well for adulthood.
And, again, that’s been going on for a long time, so there are millions of adults floundering along in jobs and relationships who were never taught to think. That’s one of the reasons there has never been a shortage of stories for the This is True newsletter.
What I’m Doing About It
I’m currently developing an online course in thinking that is geared toward teens and adults. The course includes practical advice and techniques to expand brain power. This doesn’t take genius-level intelligence (though most people who have that need to learn too!), but it will help them get on the path away from what This is True readers call “obliviocy” and toward being the kind of human that doesn’t end up doing the stupid things that fill the pages of my newsletter.
Parents will want their kids to get the head start this course provides. And smart managers and employers will want their staff to go through it too, so there will be discounts for groups. The online learning platform does track progress, and won’t issue a certificate of completion until they go through it all, and pass a few quick quizzes.
When the Course is Released it will of course be promoted in the newsletter. If for any reason you don’t want the newsletter but do want to be notified when it’s available, you can sign up here for occasional progress reports — and notification of the course’s release:
You Can Help
If you’re an exasperated parent or employer who can hardly wait for this course to be released, and you want to help make sure I cover the strategies and techniques you think they need to know, feel free to pop me a note below with your suggestions. And thanks!