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Watching children learn is different than watching children go to school. But sometimes it can be the same thing

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The key is to ask first, how does a child learn, learn deeply, learn effectively.

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Children learn through play and through exploration. They don’t learn through passive learning, they don’t learn through worksheets or memorization.

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We know what works, yet — because of our own mythic beliefs, or because of bad laws and state/national policies, or because we find change hard — we often do something else.

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“We too often consult our own convenience, rather than the comfort, welfare, or accommodation of our children," William Alcott wrote in 1832.

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And that is still too true.

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So, just saying, it is time to do better.

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  • Ira Socol

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Author, Dreamer, Educator: A life in service - NYPD, EMS, disabilities/UDL specialist, tech and innovation leader for education. Co-author of Timeless Learning

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