Seize the Moment

How I hack my education by learning hands-on skills from the makers in my community.

Written by Logan LaPlante

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Luke Jacobsen

MY NAME IS LOGAN LAPLANTE. I’M 14 AND I HACKSCHOOL. I’m taking control of my education so it reflects who I am and what I want to do. I don’t go to school in the traditional sense. I don’t use one particular curriculum, and I’m not dedicated to any particular approach.

Hackschooling is like a remix or a mashup of learning. It’s flexible, opportunistic, and never loses sight of making happiness, health, and creativity a priority.

I’m consciously taking advantage of opportunities in my community (in Incline ...

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