About Teaching Book Excerpt
And What of the Learner?
What happens to the learners in schools if most learning activity takes place at 6 o’clock, if learners primarily sit and listen to lectures?
How does the child who needs to linger in experience fare in such schools?
And what of the child who needs more reflecting time?
How does the child fare who needs to do it to learn it?
And what of the child who doesn’t take anyone’s word for it, but has to find out personally?
How do all these children succeed? How are they judged?
These are legitimate learners. They are intelligent, they have a right to be who they are. They are just different.
In life outside of school, or in the world, these differences are good.
They form the foundations of great and creative teams.
Schools must include them all.