Friday, July 27, 2007

Email: Quality vs. quantity [EH]

I think that teacher has taken on a "business productivity" model instead of a "child's needs" model. She thinks jamming mounds of "learning activities" into a day amounts to learning when it's nurturing a child['s ability to learn] that does. It's the how, not the how much. To stretch a metaphor, force-feed a child ten fish and still he'll be hungry in a day or two but teach a child to catch one fish a day and he'll feed himself for life.

I used to allow typos in my emails (and esp. my chats) but that stopped while working for Schlumberger, where any single flaw might have bespoke of [editorial] idiocy.


At 8:20 PM, Anonymous pookie said...

This reminded me of a quote I read recently, attributed to William Butler Yeats:

"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire."


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