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Start with something worth doing April 11, 2009

Filed under: Education,Quotes — Ms.M @ 4:29 pm

“We think in terms of getting a skill first, and then finding useful and interesting things to do with it. The sensible way, the best way, is to start with something worth doing, and then, moved by a strong desire to do it, get whatever skills are needed. If we begin by helping children feel that writing and reading are ways of talking to and reaching other people, we will not have to bribe and bully them into acquiring the skills; they will want them for what they do with them.”

How Children Learn by John Holt, p. 164


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