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This School Totally Understands The Difference Between Learning And Education

For a semester, these students got to learn from a curriculum of their own design. Surprisingly, it wasn't all recess and lunch breaks. One kid even took flying lessons—for science!Obviously this sort of self-directed learning won't work at all schools or for all students, but it's incredibly refreshing to see a school giving its students the opportunity to do something other than pass standardized tests. Check out what the principal of the school has to say at 5:48, hear from a student one reason why she thinks this program is successful at 9:51, see what happens when a student's project doesn't go as planned at 10:31, and then share this if you'd like to see more programs like this in schools. I know I would.

This School Totally Understands The Difference Between Learning And Education

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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