Friday, 9 November 2012

Learning? Fun?

Now, I have no idea who Glen Dolman is, but he said this and I think it's very apt.

"Learning is the greatest game in life and the most fun. All children are born believing this and will continue to believe it until we convince them that learning is very hard work and unpleasant.
Some kids never really learn this lesson and go through life believing that learning is fun and the only game worth playing.
We have a name for these people. We call them geniuses."

This is why we have made an appointment to see the headteacher today. We are by no means saying that Max is a genius, rather that we need to bring out the genius in every child.

We have watched him become more and more downhearted as he has become convinced that learning is 'unpleasant'. Our Max, who adored learning, has been switched off. Our job is to press his buttons again.

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