"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….
Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.
Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful.
The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.
They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything.
This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”
That explains why I learned and retained so much more from the books I read and the TV I watched than from school…
this is terrible and so funny at the same time omg imagine sitting with your family at your table for dinner and seeing your dad or mom just start trippin balls
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I couldn’t not reblog…
It’s a scary thought, but you shouldn’t bury your head in the sand when it comes to murder. Learn where you are most likely to lose your life.
#5 is lethal
this is brutal. i could not imagine being murdered, frightens me :(
#5 scares me >.<
When an American hears the degrees in Celsius
When everyone else hears the degrees in Fahrenheit
oh my god
Gender and Sexuality Studies:
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Choaked at Theater
There’s a difference between “giving up” and just not wanting to take someone’s shit anymore.
why are there no knock-knock jokes about freedom
because freedom rings
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i heard a kid say “but DAAAAAD” and his dad said “DID YOU JUST CALL ME BUTT-DAD? YOURE GROUNDED” I HAVE BEEN LAUGHING FOR 3 YEARS
every country should actually start making a literal hunger games, but make rapists and murderers compete in it, and the winner will go to jail and when they get out they will never want to commit a crime again (◕‿◕✿)
Sherlock Holmes A Game Of Shadows