The Schools Our Children Deserve | Quote 00907

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I once dropped in on a sixth-grade class in Illinois where the “hands-on” lesson consisted of gluing cotton balls on pieces of paper to represent various cloud types, whose names the students had to memorize. Completely absent were all of the ingredients that give active learning its power: the discovery of something new, a challenge to existing beliefs, interaction with other students, and sustained reflection.

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Alfie Kohn


The Schools Our Children Deserve

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