Sunday, November 3, 2013

Bits of Wisdom: John Holt

I've been reading again. It is that time of year. The trees are pulling in for the winter and so am I. 

I've just added some quotes from John Holt's How Children Learn to our Bits of Wisdom page...



The child is curious...The child wants to make sense of things, find out how they work, gain competence and control, and repeat those around him...The child is open, receptive, and perceptive... The child observes closely and sharply...The child is experimental...The child is willing and able to wait until meaning is made...Children learn independently out of interest and curiosity...Children ought to decide what to learn and how often things right in front of them...The things we most need to learn are the things we most want to learn...We find a hole, a gap, an empty space that we want to fill...When we learn this way, we learn both rapidly and permanently...What we need to do is bring as much of the world as we can to them and take them into the world.

If you haven't visited in awhile, go check it out and see if you're inspired.

Wishing you homeschool blessings,


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3 comments:

MrsYub said...

Well said words :)
Thanks for sharing. One needs reminding every so often ;)

Phyllis said...

I love John Holt.

Bethany said...

It is interesting reading to be sure!

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