Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Learning and Teaching 101: Milo teaches Mira to do the cannonball

Learning and teaching are very simple really.

 Some basic elements:

1. a teacher who want to teach
2. a learner who wants to learn
3. something that can be clearly accomplished by the learner
4. a teacher who can show how it is done
5. success is obvious to everyone

we don't need learning theories, testing, teacher evaluation, or help for kids who can't learn

we also don't need classrooms

we just need one on one attention to help kids do what they express an interest in doing

until we understand that we have "schools that don't perform"

just get rid of the 'one size fits all' curriculum