"We need to ask more often of everything we do in school, 'Where are we trying to get, and is this thing we (cont) http://tl.gd/6vobc3
"We must beware of making a virtue of necessity, and cooking up high sounding educational reasons for doing (cont) http://tl.gd/6voccr
"Why don't they learn what we teach them? The answer I have come to boils down to this: Because we teach (cont) http://tl.gd/6vodka
"What would happen at Harvard or Yale if a prof gave a surprise test in March on work covered in October? (cont) http://tl.gd/6vog52
"The things we learn, remember, and use are the things we seek out or meet in the daily, serious, nonschool parts of our lives." Holt
RT @anderscj: "The things we learn, remembr & use are the things we seek out or meet in the daily, serious, nonschl parts of our lives" Holt
"Teachers and schools tend to mistake good behavior for good character. What they prize above all else is (cont) http://tl.gd/6vojha
"They think that children who are brave will be hard to handle, rebellious, defiant, and that children who ar (cont) http://tl.gd/6volis
@anderscj Hi Carl, I'm interested in the Holt book u r referring to. Ruslana
@EllBillofRights How Children Fail, revised edition (1982)
@EllBillofRights the 1982 edition is an annotated version of the original published in 1964.
"What is this test nonsense, anyway? Do people go through life taking math tests, with other people telling (cont) http://tl.gd/6voto0
I was sitting at the bar at Buffalo Wild Wings while reading this. I turned to the bartender and the people sitting next to me and asked them when was the last time they took a math test. They all looked at me like I was crazy.
"We teachers have to learn to present problems so that irrelevant clues will not lead so often to correct performance." Holt
"When you show a child ten times over how to do something, and he still can't do it, you might as well (cont) http://tl.gd/6vp87g
"Even children much younger than we were learn what most teachers want and reward are not knowledge and (cont) http://tl.gd/6vpd26
"The student who will not be satisfied merely to know 'right answers' or recipes for getting them will not (cont) http://tl.gd/6vpe3d
"Children come to school curious; within a few years most of that curiosity is dead, or at least silent." Holt
This is, above all else, what I fear most about sending my own children to school.
" A child is most intelligent when the reality before him arouses in him a high degree of attention, (cont) http://tl.gd/6vq2nt
This is the magic bullet everyone has been looking for. It is the truth about education that so often seems so elusive when clouded with all the bureaucracy but really is so clear. Let me repeat it in full:
"A child is most intelligent when the reality before him arouses in him a high degree of attention, interest, concentration, involvement—in short, when he cares about what he is doing." HoltWhy do most teachers find this so hard?