Friday, February 6, 2009
I did it myself!
Taking responsibility for learning is a key part of Parker's culture. Negotiating a book choice for a reading circle, checking out the day's headlines (or hat ads), collecting the recycling, or making sure the kids get outside - everyone is involved in the community of learning.
The 3-year-old's pride in "I can do it myself" is so powerful. That happy pride is the positive reinforcement that motivates us to keep on learning. Passive learning, "spoon feeding" doesn't cut it. Empowered learners become life-long learners!