Thursday, March 28, 2013

Brag Alert!

At the beginning of Connor's high school journey, I was encouraged to read , "How to be a High School Superstar", which basically encourages high school students to follow their passions.  The premise is that students who follow their passions are more likely to have direction in college and are more interesting to colleges.  We gave the book to Connor and then had him read "Do Hard Things" and "Start Here".  I took a hard look at Connor's schedule and re-worked my high school plan with an emphasis on math, science and computer programming while still maintaining a rigorous high school experience.  I took many of the extra English Literature and History programs that I planned off his plate.  Note that we still kept an Honors program level in all the subject but made time for him to follow his passion daily.

This has worked beautifully.  Actually, far too well for my piece of mind but I am so proud of his accomplishments.

Check out some of his latest projects.  You need to know that Connor's screen name is technoboy10.
You might also need to know that Scratch is a program from MIT which teaches kids basic programming.  SNAP! Is an extension of Scratch.  Connor is a curator for the Scratch site as well as a Beta tester.

SNAPExtension wiki

Blog mentioning Connor..


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:49 PM

    I have an upcoming 9th graders and found your blog through Sonlight or MFW. It was so helpful to me in planning. Thanks for sharing and being a blessing!


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