Consider Justin Minkel in Education Week

Consider Justin’s words: “Carl Sagan said, “Second graders make the best scientists.” Let’s build on students’ curiosity, creativity, and ingenuity, instead of relegating it to backyard bug hunts, after-school clubs, or G.T. programs.

Let’s give our kids plenty of chances to brainstorm together, to build things, to apply what they know to projects where success and failure are a lot more tangible than a B+ or a D-. Let’s stop telling them all the things we know. Instead, let’s ask them to solve the problems we haven’t figured out yet. ”

And let us do it– light their fire!
Let them triumph!

Read it:

http://mobile.edweek.org/c.jsp?DISPATCHED=true&cid=25983841&item=http%3A%2F%2Fblogs.edweek.org%2Fteachers%2Fteaching_for_triumph%2F2013%2F09%2Fto_triumph_in_this_country.html%3Fcmp%3DENL-TU-NEWS1

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