Provoking thoughts about education #7: Conditions for growth

Twenty seconds to really make you think – #7: Conditions for growth

Provocative quote number 6. This 15 second video could be a profound challenge to your scheme of work. Step back for a moment – do you meet this challenge? From John Holt’s ‘How Children Fail’. Click the image to watch the very short video of the full quotation.

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‘There’s no telling what might be done with children if, from their very first days in school, we concentrated on creating the conditions in which intelligence was most likely to grow.’

[John Holt, (1964) ‘How Children Fail’: Penguin, Page 42]

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