Sunday, May 23, 2010

life-long learners

Note to Self:

You often use the term "life-long learner" when, in fact, everyone continues to learn for a lifetime.  It's a natural part of the human condition.  Besides, learning for the sake of learning seems a bit empty and school-marmy. What you want for your students is something different.  You want passionate learners.  You want critical and creative thinkers.  You want your students to learn to live well.  A man learns something from watching professional golf.  He learns about chip shots and fairways.  He learns how to speak about golf without snickering at all of the innuendo.  But that's not the kind of learning you want your students to pursue for a lifetime.


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