What do you think of when you hear the word 'school'?
The Ancient Greek word scholé, from which we get the word school, originally meant leisure for learning.
Never let school interfere with your education
For many grokkists, formal learning environments often ruin the joy of learning by stifling curiosity, smothering creativity and suffocating imagination.
We know the best teachers can connect us with any topic and get us excited about it. But there's no hope of excitement when all that matters is passing tests.
Truth is, school sucks for both students and teachers. It gets in the way of connection and makes it harder to create the learning moments that light us up.
That's why we're making a space to discover and connect with people working to reimagine what grokkist-friendly education looks like, from the ground up.
Old School School video
More about the video and its creators
🎧 Meet the creators
🗯 Let us know what you think of the video
🍾 Old School School Symposium
We held an online symposium (another Ancient Greek word which literally means 'drinking together') to celebrate the video launch and it was glorious.
"Redefine School" Conversations
Episodes of Still Curious that focus on reimagining education
Check out these conversations from Grokkist's official podcast Still Curious that focus on people who are working to redefine school.
How can I get involved?
We're working towards creating a space for teachers, learners, reformers and radicals from all walks of life to collaboratively re-imagine how we do education.
You can also subscribe to Scholé Supplement, the free bi-weekly newsletter for curious, creative and caring grokkists who own their education and get excited by learning that lights up the soul.