A NASA backed study of 1,600 school children conducted by Dr. George Land showed 5-year-olds had a 98% aptitude for creative genius, which fell to 12% by the time they were 15.
The highly specialized test was designed to effectively measure the creative potential of NASA’s rocket scientists and engineers. What about adults after years of schooling? Tragically only 2%.
“Imagination is better than knowledge” Albert Einstein
Divergent thinking is like an accelerator it uses the imagination for creating choices and generating new ideas, while convergent thinking is like putting the brakes on and is for evaluating and criticizing, making judgments and decisions.
“We found that what happens to these children, as we educate them, we teach them to do both kinds of thinking at the same time.
When we actually looked inside the brain we found that neurons were fighting each other and actually diminishing the power of the brain because we’re constantly judging, criticizing and censoring,” says Land.
School systems were designed to instill conformity and prepare youth for the types of jobs that are now rapidly disappearing. Children starting school today will have to make a living and a life in a world radically different from this one when they graduate in 2030.
The Tootyr Solution
Tootyr founded by Fellowship of Man Award recipient David Blackmore already has an established site for on-demand tutors with over 1,000 users. The core foundation of Tootyr is based on the principals of divergent and convergent concepts that will permeate throughout all of its learning programs.
An ICO for the TootyrToken was launched on Canada Day, July 1st and end August 31st, 2018. Funds raised will enable Tootyr to create new features that allow students to develop their creative genius by providing content that encourages the use of the imagination to solve problems and make learning fun. Tootyr is expanding course content and delivery methods that will include pop up schools flipped learning models, human-centered design concepts and then scale worldwide in multiple languages. Check out the whitepaper here.
In preparing students for the future, we should think less about AI and more about IA, or intelligence amplification: The idea that AI can enable our human abilities beyond what either machines or people can do alone.
Students need to understand at the very least some of the basic concepts of AI but just importantly how the human body and mind works, the value of nutrition and exercise, how to develop healthy relationships, to understand and take care of their own emotions and mental health, how to earn a living, and make good life.
This is the idea behind Tootyr, a platform with an already established site that will create new features to be built on the EthereumBlockchain to provide students with multiple ways to learn.
Teachers are rated and provided incentives for creating courses, they interact with students in a variety of ways, even providing one-to-one in-person lessons, and pop up schools in communities. Programs based on human-centered and gaming concepts keep students engaged and having fun in healthy competition utilizing leaderboards and earning tokens while learning.
Profits are reinvested into original new programming to keep Tootyr at the forefront of education and to provide subsidies for needy students.
“Life has no meaning, each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question “What is the meaning of life”, when you are the answer.” Joseph Campbell
Given the choice of deciding where to go in life or what I would actually spend my life doing, I would choose to spend my time deciding what I’m going to end up doing. Because ultimately no matter where you end up, you are going to be doing that activity.
If you enjoy what you are doing, you will enjoy doing it anywhere at anytime. Likewise if you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, you are not going to enjoy doing it, no matter how seemingly successful you may appear.
So seek to find meaning and purpose in the things that you enjoy doing and bring you satisfaction. By all means you have to determine what that satisfaction is whether it’s reaching out to other people, practicing certain skills, whatever it is that’s up to you to determine.
By determining your goals in this way you are able to focus, on what are truly your goals and not someone else’s.
“Individuals will have more freedom to shape work to fit the way they want to live instead of fitting life into a work schedule.” Charles Handy, author the Age of Unreason.
The new world of work has arrived, just look around its happening in every sector. Fortunately for teachers and tutors of all types this new world of work is of tremendous benefit for our lifestyles and incomes.
It allows us to pursue rewarding and meaningful work within our communities and in our larger society, in ways we could not have imagined previously.
Tootyr lets teachers set their own rates, automate their schedules, and manage their entire business, while having students delivered to them. The continuous education, meet-up events, and sharing of best practices allows tutors to be the best in their chosen field and be part of a community of educators.
It only makes sense to start building your lesson business now, whether for one-to-one students, or entire courses for large groups throughout the year.
Why not start preparing now for the working world of tomorrow.
We love tutors of all subjects and want to help you easily grow your business, share your passion and create a better world
2. Set your own rates
Get paid you’re full amount after every lesson, you get your full rate you charge. How is this possible? Students pay a small service charge to Tootyr for each transaction.
3. See your schedule on the go
You can use the mobile friendly site to manage your business, and you’ll receive email notifications when someone books an appointment, lesson reminders, and when you receive a payment. 4. Let students easily find you
Automatically shows students where you are on a map, they book directly from your profile which you can share. Easily customize your profile with cover images and a profile picture. We have invested big in marketing Tootyr for the school season.
5. Receive $100 lesson gift coupon
To get you started we are providing promo codes so you can give to your existing or new students to try out Tootyr before August 30th, 2016. When your student books a lesson with you through Tootyr and uses the code we will provide you, they get a $100 credit for lessons with you and you get paid the full amount. Email us here with the message “I’m In” and we’ll send you a promo code.
In an all-time favourite TED Talk “Happiness and it’s Surprises” cognitive researcher Nancy Etcoff looks at happiness — the ways we try to achieve and increase it.
Tutoring has all the elements for leading a happy life and with the assistance of technology, there has never been a better time to build a tutoring business.
Being a tutor is leading a “Good Life” with the virtues that lead to happiness as described by Aristotle
By always acquiring new intellectual virtues, the tutor is able to grow their skills, broaden horizons, expand their experiences and opportunities for greater abundance.
The virtues of courage, temperance, and generosity are expressed in the everyday work of a tutor. Tutor’s are challenged to be patient, find new ways to teach each individual based on their unique learning abilities and be generous in sharing their knowledge.
Tutors who are able to do this while controlling their schedules, teaching environments and rate of pay are the happiest and living the good life.
In a world gone mad, tutors are bringing stability, hope, and opportunity. Studies have proven that one-to-one lessons with a live tutor are the best way to teach skills such as language, math, technology, music and a vast array of subjects.
For kids needing help to keep up with classmates, new immigrants struggling to learn new languages and people requiring new technology skills relevant to the new world of work, or learning music tutors are making a difference.
Tootyr delivers students to you, manages your appointments, does all the scheduling and payments, and automates email communications, allowing you the flexibility to teach anywhere, so you can make a difference in the world doing what you do best.
Set your own rates and receive all of your fees immediately after each lesson.
Set up your free profile today and connect with hundreds of nearby students already registered looking for face-to-face lessons with you.
Tutors have played an important role in society throughout history.
He tutored Alexander the Great while creating and living his most famous philosophy “The Good Life”.
Tutoring gave Aristotle the opportunity to acquire abundance, to explore the natural world and write over 100 books on subjects ranging from physics, music, linguistics, logic, politics and create the first western philosophy.
Today’s tutors are also living their dreams, reinventing the way they make a living, doing what they love, making a difference in the world and creating a new future.
The way of the tutor blog will explore the unique lifestyle that only tutoring can provide. We will provide tips on how tutors create a life-work balance while making meaningful contributions to their communities, sharing their passion on subjects they love, so others can benefit from their knowledge.