An adventure in the Montessori philosophy

The Basics




Roger Schank:

But learning happens when someone wants to learn, not when someone wants to teach.

Um, exactly.


Yes, definitely. 

Wouldn’t we do a better service by encouraging our children to take advantage of learning opportunities as they arise? I think many problems we see in upper grades would be lessened if we spent time manking independent, active learners who saw each opportunity to learn something as valuable, rather than making passive learners who expect everything to be available at their will. Because we are trying to make good adults, too, right?

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  • 29 November 2012
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