Monday, September 20, 2010

Keep Learning Alive!

In the September 20 issue of The Huffington Post, author and activist Ellen Galinsky writes:
Children are born are insatiable learners -- they want to see, to taste, to touch, to explore, and to learn about everything. We as parents, as teachers, and as a culture are taking this away from them.
If we are going to get the oomph back as a country, we have to get the oomph back in education. The research on children and learning makes it clear that we can and MUST teach in ways that keep learning alive. We can promote values, life skills, and content in ways that engage children in learning. I have seen this happen in hundreds of families and schools and it is reinforced by hundreds of studies.

Read the whole article here, and please post a comment supporting her view of educational reform at the end!

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