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Offline Curtis Metcalf

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Re: Texas "educators" succeed in whitewashing history
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2010, 10:59:31 am »
Of course this is a problem with all styles of education; nothing fits everyone

That's right. But why does it have to?

Teaching students to be independent learners and then facilitating their learning process works. See Montessori, Maria.
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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2010, 11:00:11 am »
"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."
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Re: Texas "educators" succeed in whitewashing history
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2010, 05:52:21 pm »
CM:  <<Teaching students to be independent learners and then facilitating their learning process works. See Montessori, Maria.>>

Because not everyone can be an indepentent learner.  I say this as someone who would never suceed in an "independent learning enviroment.". I learn best within structure enviroment.  Put me in independent learning, and unless I am really interested in a topic, I'd be too lazy.

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Re: Texas "educators" succeed in whitewashing history
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2010, 09:13:44 pm »
CM:  <<Teaching students to be independent learners and then facilitating their learning process works. See Montessori, Maria.>>

Because not everyone can be an indepentent learner.  I say this as someone who would never suceed in an "independent learning enviroment.". I learn best within structure enviroment.  Put me in independent learning, and unless I am really interested in a topic, I'd be too lazy.


It is a mistake to think that Montessori schools are without structure. They are structured differently than traditional schools.

And I disagree, I think everyone can learn to become an independent learner. You have learned that you learn better in a structured environment. So now there is nothing to stop you from creating or acquiring whatever structure you need to learn.
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Re: Texas "educators" succeed in whitewashing history
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2010, 09:33:51 am »
Well...  the changes have gone through.