How People of Every Age and Every Ability Really Learn
By pursuing one’s interests
Truths About How We Learn
When learners engage in and practice doing real activities, it creates meaningful interactions and authentic learning experiences.
Only learners can learn. Information and knowledge can be provided, but actual “learning” will only happen if the learner is interested and engaged at that time. Learning needs to be learner’s choice, learner led and learner centered.
The most effective learning environment fosters shared, collaborative experiences in which learners mentor and teach one another. It includes learners of varying degrees of age, skill and talent. Learners observe others, help others, are helped by others, and work together.
This Affects All of Us.
Everyone is a learner. Everyone is a teacher-mentor.
Let’s Solve This Together
Read through our website to discover supporting works and writings, observe non-traditional schools for unique practices, and evaluate your own learning environments.
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Deeply engage in your learner’s life, advocate for the learning environment you value, adapt curriculum to fit your learner’s needs, run for a school board position, join or create a group promoting learning, and vote for community leaders that appreciate how we learn.
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