Blog topic: Place-based Learning
True learning – learning that is permanent and useful, that leads to intelligent action and further learning — can arise only out of the experience, interest, and concerns of the learner
I became acutely aware that what a child wanted to do most of all was to make a world in which to find a place to discover a self.
Learning can only happen when a child is interested. If they are not interested, it's like throwing marshmallows at their head and calling it eating.