Aya Academy of Excellence



Raising Google Kids

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“You can’t understand Google unless you know that both Larry and Sergey were Montessori kids. It’s really ingrained in their personalities. In Montessori school you go paint because you have something t express or you just want to do it that afternoon, not because the teacher said so. Do something because it makes sense, not because some authority figure told you. This is really baked into how Larry and Sergey approach problems. They’re always asking, ‘Why should it be like that?’ It’s the way their brains were programmed early on.” – Marissa Mayer

At Google, employees have the option of using 20% of their work time autonomously. This is how Google has been able to foster an innovative culture. When teaching children, removing the barriers of a prescribed outcome encourages inspired learning and creativity.

Homeschooling can and does enable independent thinking. However, our public school children, under the tutelage of a teacher open to less restrictive academic approaches can as well. The outcomes can be amazing.

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