“Killing a learner’s natural curiosity doesn’t happen overnight. It can take as long as 12 years, and in some rare cases even that isn’t long enough.

Learning environments focused on standards, assessment, and compliance allow for the implementation of research-based strategies in pursuit of streams of data to prove that learning is happening. Curiosity is nice, but it’s a monumental challenge to measure.”

Source: www.teachthought.com

“You try to fake it, but it limps right out of your mouth, barely alive. “What’d you learn in school today?”

In a single sentence, all that is wrong with “school.” First, the detachment–you literally have no idea what they’re learning or why. (You leave that up to school, because that’s what school’s for, right?)…”

Source: www.teachthought.com

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