Seriously Smart Stuff To Read

A Thousand Rivers
from schoolingtheworld.org

“The rainbows kind of wilt like flowers.” That’s what my daughter said as she stood at the top of a mountain one rainy, sunny day, watching the colors arcing and dissolving in the air. She was two and a half.

 

So I always knew this child had a gift for words. She loved to be read to, she made up stories and songs and poems and plays; she invented her own mythologies; she composed endless letters to her beloved granny.

 

But she did not read early.

Sugata Mitra's TED talk on child-driven education
from www.ted.com

 

"It's not about making learning happen.  It's about letting it happen."  --Sugata Mitra

Born to Learn

from born-to-learn.org

 

 

There are several videos here worth watching that deal with how we naturally learn and how schools can sometimes get in the way of that.