The world is changing faster than ever, and yet our school systems are still using methods and materials to educate our kids which are decades old.
Fifteen years from now, our world will be powered by artificial intelligence and robotics. It will look vastly different, and traditional education will simply not prepare them properly.
In order to thrive in a world that’s built on speed and innovation, our children must learn how to become independent instead of dependent.
They must learn HOW to think, instead of WHAT to think.
And they must learn how to create value in new ways, and solve problems that do not even exist yet.
Thankfully, Jeff and Laura Sandefer have created a school that’s designed to prepare our children for this future.
Jeff has been a lifelong entrepreneur who amassed a sizable fortune in his 20’s in the oil industry while his wife Laura has spent her life pursuing the art and science behind effective education models.
Together they started Acton Academy to empower a new generation with the knowledge and skills they need to change the world, and that’s founded upon a simple philosophy…
We believe that clear thinking leads to good decisions. Good decisions lead to the right habits. The right habits lead to character, and Character becomes destiny.
So let me just give you a quick example of what I’m talking about, as my son started attending Acton a few months ago.
Within his first 30 days of school, and the age of 7, Chase and his classmates were challenged to invent their first product and business.
They had to come up with a unique solution that would solve a real problem.
So Chase invented a robot that would cook your meals for you.
They had to create a prototype out of arts and crafts materials.
Create a business plan on Power Point slides,
Determine a price for the product, and then present their idea to their classmates.
So as you can image, at age 7 they are already being taught to look for challenges in the world, to create solutions, and to learn how to bring their ideas to life.
But it doesn’t stop there… Similar models are used to teach politics, math, the arts, and teamwork.
The Acton revolution has been growing around the country with dozens of new schools opening every year.
If you have children, or plan to have them some day, don’t miss this life-changing interview with Jeff and Laura Sandefer.
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Music By: Raven & Kreyn