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  •  Just this is what the powers that be refuse to (2+ / 0-)
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    Sunspots, bluebrain

    acknowledge.

    You see, the thing is that you do NOT have to control children's learning.  You can set that garden out there,plant some seeds, and let miracles happen.  You give kids a rich environment and caring knowledgeable adults and something to do that gives meaning to their lives to do, and they will thrive.   Your mistake is that thinking learning by doing means learning without any knowledgeable people or resources around.  It isn't.  
    I would add that I am sick to death of the "all children can learn" mantra. Well sure they can but construing it to mean that they will all do it at the same rate at the same in the same way with the same degree of competency is madness yet it is just what those promoting these tests as the be all & end all of learning would have us believe.

    Where are we going and what am I doing in this handbasket?

    by gelfling545 on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 07:25:10 AM PDT

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