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Friday, February 26, 2010

Ok, so I like Peter Gray's blog...

Here's his newest article...

Children Teach Themselves to Read

I'm really glad that more people are looking to natural learning rather than lock step teaching. People are born learning and thinking and they never stop! John Holt wrote a lot about it, and somewhere along the way, those ideas of open classrooms and such got shoved aside for more testing and more insertion of knowledge. As if someone can insert knowledge into another...

If a child can learn how to walk and talk, then they can certainly keep on learning all kinds of things in the same way, through observing and living in the world, doing the things that humans do.

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