I’ve been talking to a few parents of teens wanting to get out of high school lately. They are dissatisfied for some reason with it and want out. Who didn’t want out of high school?! I know I dreamed of it when I was in high school. If I could go back in time, I’d find myself and encourage me to dream big and move on in my life. High school isn’t the alpha and omega of education and lifelong success. There are other ways to become a productive and fulfilled human being. And those other ways are just as legitimate!
Here are a couple of books I would have liked to have when I was sixteen.
There are more great books out there. And even more awesome websites and blogs about self-directed learning in our digital age. Go search them out. Take a different path. Innovate your life!