“Timing is everything, in education as in many other fields. It’s not enough to teach well. You have to teach well to kids who are ready to learn, kids who are developmentally ‘ripe’ for learning.”
- Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Daily Food for Thought

"If you demand behavior with enough pressure, the child will give in to it, but he will not learn what was intended. He may respond when the pressure is on, he may get the 'right' answers, but it will not really get through because he will turn it off as quickly as possible once the pressure lets up. Pressured behavior can help him pass exams, but very little knowledge will be retained or used in life; understanding and application were never the objective. Many readers may share our experience of cramming for exams - could you pass that same exam today?"

Oliver and Rachel DeMille Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning

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