2015: The Year of Helping Kids Love What They Do

We declared 2014 the Year of Inspiration and Excitement at Math Plus Academy. We devoted a large part of our time to creating events and opportunities where kids can experience the joy of discovery and problem solving.

  • We sponsored the central Ohio’s first ever Julia Robinson Math Festival for elementary and middle school students.
  • We also created monthly “Plus Series Workshops” to introduce students to Kirigami, Math Magic, and 3D printing, and much more.
  • We created an Inventor’s Workshop summer camp that inspired a large group of kids.

In 2015, we want to on help kids on their journey to LOVE WHAT THEY DO.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” — Steve Jobs

Notice, he didn’t say “do what you love” which is akin to “follow your passion”. He said do great work and you will come to love it. 

Of course, the things you are likely to put effort into are going to be aligned with your interests.

The Gift of Loving What You Do

I didn’t find work that I loved until 2008, just after I turned 37 years old. Since then, I’ve been blessed to get up every morning looking forward to work, striving to learn new things, and perfect my craft. I wish everyone could feel the same way as early in their work lives as possible.

Sadly, many adults don’t feel this way at all; they dread going to work.

We don’t want our kids to feel this way when they are adults.

Helping Your Child Love What They Do

The good news is parents have the power to observe their children and help them build skills around their interests. We can guide our children towards things that they are likely to love while still giving them the freedom to explore the possibilities for themselves.

Share Your Ideas with Our Community

Have you observed your child build new things with LEGOs, create fantasy worlds in Minecraft, get engaged in a interesting puzzle, or ask lots of questions about how things work? If so, what are you doing to foster their creativity and develop their interests?  Please share your ideas with our community of thoughtful, pro-active parents. Post a comment on our Facebook page and let us know your secrets to success.

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