We all know smart people who don't do well in school. You may very well be one of them. Why doesn't the education system in the U.S. give students credit for personal learning? What is it about personal learning that's so different from formal education?
Peter Smith writes about the disconnect between personal learning and formal education in his book, Harnessing America's Wasted Talent. We grabbed three of his ideas for you in a new article: 3 Characteristics of Effective Adult Education.
You don't have to wait for the education system to change. Take charge of your own learning in whatever way you can. Make your own personal learning as effective as possible by engaging Smith's three characteristics.