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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Real Learning is Engaging and Intense

Gary Stager's words from yesterday's Educon 2.9 conversation reverberate as I think about today's learning and my return to school tomorrow. He emphasized students' natural intensity, the fact that when real, natural, and child-centered learning is happening there's no need or interest in behavior management, and that to do is to learn. Putting the emphasis on engaging, inviting learning space where children are encouraged to explore, create, solve problems, connect, and share is critical. I need to continue to connect with educators who make this a priority so that I don't forget how awesome schools and learning can be for every child.