Art Makes Children Powerful poster by Bob and Roberta Smith. From Hare to Hytner: Leading Cultural Figures look back on the experiences that inspired them as children and reflect on the dangers of marginalising the arts in schools
No matter their age, students should feel a sense of ownership over their learning. Education is involving children in the learning process, making discovery truly magical. Borden's P-Creativity - the type of learning that is not new to the world but new to the learner.
William Glasser was one of the educational theorists we learned about in class. We talked about him in our class and actually looked at this exact quote. My takeaway from it is that is is important to give opportunities for students to experience learning, not only have them read and listen to teachers talk. It is important to keep learning active.
Getting a child to act responsibly can often be a challenge. Educating them in the consequences of their actions is usually left to learning by experience. They make a choice and the outcome determines the consequence: praise or punishment.