Oh yea little less than three months and I’ll be in Europe.
"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….
Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.
Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful.
The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.
They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything.
This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”
LITERALLY NO NO KID IS GOING TO SHOW UP TO SCHOOL AND BE LIKE “MAN I CAN’T WAIT TO LEARN ALL ABOUT ROCKS TODAY. I’M SO EXCITED TO ADD AND SUBTRACT FRACTIONS I’M DOING TO LEARN IT ON MY OWN. GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS CHILDREN NEED RULES AND GUIDELINES AND STRUCTURE YOU CAN’T JUST BE LIKE “nah dude figure out what you wanna learn and do it”
That’s not what it’s saying, you’re missing the point. It’s not saying “remove all structure and guidelines.” and let kids do whatever the fuck they want.
What it is saying is that instead of forcing kids to learn about something, they are given the opportunity to seek out for themselves what it is they want to learn about, and then they teach them on that. Not that there shouldn’t be structure or guidelines, because there should, but the path schooling takes now is a narrow strict path that says: “These are the things you must learn because that’s what we say.”
Now, I’m not saying that simply because Billy doesn’t want to learn anything about math, he gets a free pass on learning it and goes through life without learning it, because that shits important. So in that respect there need to be guidelines to what needs to be learned, but the way of teaching shouldn’t be matter-of-fact and more about exploring things. Some of the best things I ever did for myself was look into the things I wanted to learn and research and learn about them, by the time that class had rolled around I was at 102% because not only did I already know the material, but the material was interesting to me.
How do you know someone isn’t stoked about rocks? Maybe they want to be a geologist, maybe they don’t, but if it’s interesting to them they have every right to be excited to learn more about it and they’ll learn more from it because they’re excited to learn about it.
I slightly understand a little more now.
tbh i hope pokemon is still a thing when i have kids
i want to show them it
then i want to crush their dreams by 6-0ing their whole team
Russia just invaded Ukraine
Why haven’t I heard about this? I thought this would be the type of thing I would hear about
i thought staying anonymous when calling the police would keep them from calling me back
though when you’ve witnessed a car accident and both sides are giving a different story they need to call on witnesses…