Friday, July 31, 2009

meaningful learning

'As often as possible, we want to leave the work, the interest, the ideas, the solutions, the suggestions, the purpose, the guiding, the questioning, the excitement where it belongs — with the child.'

'They will work energetically to construct knowledge — to add bits of information and knowledge together and make something that is bound together with meaning.'

'But so often, we don’t give them something whole to work with. We give them broken bits and expect them to concentrate, memorize, repeat back — even though those bits don’t have meaning. They don’t make sense. (And I mean that in the deepest sense of the phrase — they do not create real understanding.) And they are swiftly forgotten.'
-inspiring words from Lori at Camp Creek Blog.

And so it was with Jett and his garden.


Homeschoolmum4Christ said...

Jett would have learned more from his gardening experience than from a whole lesson of disjointed lessons.

Lori said...

i can’t tell you how much it warmed my heart to see my words on your blog with your beautiful photos and your beautiful son. :^)

Skye said...

Lori-you are such an inspiration to me- thankyou for putting into words my heart instincts and also for making me use this tired old brain of mine.