I just returned from a week in China meeting with parents whose focus on kids’ education is extraordinary. One of the areas I found fascinating is how some of the most advanced parents are teaching their kids new languages: through games. On the tablet, the kids are allowed to play games, but only in French. A child’s desire to win fully engages them and drives their learning rapidly.
He also puts in a plug for the “illustrated primer” of Neal Stephenson’s The Diamond Age.
Read the whole thing. Plenty of interesting ideas, but keep in mind the null hypothesis.