🚀 Community, Real-Life Skills & Funding for Kids
We’re switching things up!
Every Wednesday, you always get an email around self-directed education and unschooling… until now! 🥳
We're excited to introduce our carefully curated, once-a-month, longer inspirEd magazine newsletter. Filled with ONLY content we know you’ll find exciting and resourceful.
The goal? To make you inspired, pause & think, laugh and have something interesting to share. This newsletter will hit your inbox on the last Wednesday of every month.
Curious about this change or have feedback? Email us.
Intrigued? Read on 👇.
This Month’s TLDR:
- Why you need to join a supportive community
- Building real-life skills that ACTUALLY matter
- A crowdfunding platform solely for kids
As the African proverb tells us, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Here are 5 reasons to join our global community today:
- A chance to network with a vibrant and growing tribe of like-minded globetrotters.
- Stay connected with the pulse of everything in self-directed education.
- Help your kids find their passions (and maybe yours too!)
- Get resources and actionable advice in real-time.
- Share your voice and be heard.
At Galileo, the sky is the starting point. And we can’t wait to meet you!
✍️ Content We’re Loving
I. Out with the old, in with the new!
Two centuries ago, education was all about rote learning. Just memorizing facts and repeating them during tests and exams. And most parts of learning entirely revolved around the teacher.
Now, we’re in the age of the internet 💻.
Kids are questioning things. They’re taking responsibility and solving real-life problems together. They’re learning new skills—21st-century skills.
But what exactly are these skills? Are they just computer and tech skills? And which ones are critical for success? Find out below:
II. Buzzzzz, beep beep ⏰
Love it or hate it, alarm clocks may usually be the start to your day. You’re either hitting the snooze button or rolling out of bed immediately.
Here’s a fun alarm clock commercial with green screen effects made by a student in the Galileo Film Making club:
III. Crowdfunding. By kids. For kids.
Three teen sisters faced a challenge to develop an idea that could change the world. The missing link they discovered was quite interesting.
Kids lacked access to funding from seed investors for their businesses.
The age limit on popular crowdfunding platforms is at least 18 years to run a campaign. This kickstarted the world’s first crowdfunding platform for kids — Kid Everest.
And today, they hope to inspire more kidpreneurs to follow their dreams.
Why keep this newsletter all to yourself? Sharing is caring! Forward this email to someone who should read it. Share it with a friend. Drop the link in the group chat.
📈 What’s Trending
I. Will you work in that industry 10 years from now? Probably not.
Ever heard the term “job for life”? You know, a job you can stay in all your life? Graduate from school → into a company → retire there.
Well, that’s a thing of the past.
The prediction is that kids may have multiple careers in their lifetime. They’ll reskill and upskill and find several passions during their lifetime.
Bottom line? Future skills will be wayyyy different from what was taught in the past. What and how our kids learn today has to reflect this new reality.
II. Galileo Meme of the Month
Feeling confused? Ask your kids. They’re the experts! 😉
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To learning and discovery,