Week 3: Just Do It

 

 

“Learning is Doing”
― John Dewey

When I think about the learning process, the most important part is when we put what we have learned and do something with it. That is why I really like this quote as it is easy to come complacent and stop right after you think you have learned something. Rather then going deeper into it and actually doing what you have learned and making a use of the knowledge you have. To fully learn something means you might have to fail at first and be able to learn from your failures. Problem solving is a very important tool to have in and out of the classroom and you learn this skill from doing. The curriculum can mean nothing to a student if it doesn’t relate to there own life and how they go about doing things. The more we can connect what we are learning to actions outside of the classmates the better chance a student will buy in to what we are teaching.

 

 

 

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One thought on “Week 3: Just Do It

  1. Hi Blake, really riveting piece here. I love how you took a small quote and really captured its big idea in education. You must do something to know how to do it. I really liked when you said “To fully learn something means you might have to fail at first and be able to learn from your failures.”. I related to this big time because I have in fact failed once or twice and learned from it! Keep up the great work, excited to see what you have next week!

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