Do you have a learning environment worth learning?

Yes, we want children to learn, but then that means we must care very deeply about whether children want to learn, which means we must provide them with a learning environment that is worth learning. [emphasis added]

Alfie Kohn via http://vimeo.com/53056240

Hat tip: Joe Bower, http://www.joebower.org/2012/12/from-culture-of-performance-to-culture.html

One Response to “Do you have a learning environment worth learning?”

  1. A positive, safe, comfortable environment is crucial for students to feel confident in taking risks in their learning. Best example; strong readers in first grade are given task of collaboratively creating their own story book, then they present to the class. A couple days later, a struggling reader asks teacher, “May I write my own story today at the writing center?” Teacher, “Sure thing! I would love to read the story you are eager to write!” And so he did, as well as presenting it to the class proudly!

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