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The 3 ways we know what we know (and why we have schooling backwards)

the Number One way that most of us know what we know is … autonomous, firsthand, curiosity-driven, wide-ranging, self-directed, trial and error, immediate feedback, personal experience. Number Two in efficiency is learning through shared experience and the dialogue that ordinarily accompanies it. The Number Three way we learn — from “delivered information”— is a distant...


Even more important than interpreting text

Marion Brady said: Common sense says we educate to help learners make better sense of experience – themselves, others, the world. Those Common Core Standards above say something very different, that we educate to help learners make more sense of text – words on a page. There’s no acknowledgement of the myriad other ways humans...