Changing Our Minds: How children can take control of their own learning

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Changing Our Minds: How children can take control of their own learning

Changing Our Minds: How children can take control of their own learning

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By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. It reassures that in most cases the problem lies not with their child but with the controlling, coercive, competitive, test-driven, anxiety inducing experience of school. In the process, Dr Fisher asks us to reconsider our fundamental assumptions and views about how learning takes place, advocating for a more student-centred and strengths-based approach to education. It has reached more people than I ever imagined when I was tapping away at the keyboard late at night or wrestling with the ideas in the swimming pool.

We are socialised to believe that schooling is synonymous with education, but it's only one approach. And as Naomi shows, there is no use in patching up the current approaches - only radical, root-and-branch change will do.Children can - and do - take charge of their own learning and, with the right adult support, experience real education as opposed to narrow, test-driven schooling. I jotted down notes on my phone when an idea came to me, and wrote little pieces about seeing my children’s learning in action because I knew that otherwise I would forget. It suits people in these jobs for everyone to think this, because that justifies their high salaries.

She is mother to two self-directed learners who were unschooled for 6 years, then attended a Sudbury-model school in Paris and now are members of the Self-Managed Learning College in Hove.However, this book has clearly demonstrated the extent to which the system conflicts with basic human behaviour and the way we learn. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. We are socialised to believe that schooling is synonymous with education, but it’s only one approach. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Changing Our Minds explains the why and the how children learn and the why and the how our current school system needs desperate change.

If Dave didn’t think I was working fast enough, he would come and turn up the machine: thunk-thunk-thunk-thunk-thunk-squirt. At the end, Amanda was on the hot-glaze spray gun, spraying the tarts with gel to keep it all together. In addition, most of them spend their days in an environment which makes very specific competitive requirements of them, and over which they have almost no power. Tipping Points is delighted to publish the following excerpt from long time contributor Naomi Fisher. The book concludes with convincing case studies that show that 'education' and 'schooling' are not synonymous.If you missed out the occasional piece of fruit or sometimes got your satsumas the wrong way round, not a chance. Naomi Fisher draws on her extensive psychological knowledge, as well as her experience as a mother of two children, to show that there is an alternative to the damaging effects of current educational practice. She is the mother of two and the author of several books on psychology, education and mental health. This is something I always do, when something comes up that I want to really understand, I read as much as I can written from every perspective. It includes stories and experiences from The Autistic Advocate, the girl with the curly hair, Me Just Me, Live.

As a father of two young children, I read this book and immediately changed my behaviour towards them. It feels even more desperately important since families have been expected to recreate school at home during lockdown which for most has been traumatic and near impossible.To be honest, I downloaded this one because it was the only one available on Audible and I thought I’d give it a go. This was a great book to read if you are interested in children’s learning, the school system and thinking about alternatives to the usual path. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously. Now that schools have reopened, most seem to have forgotten how ridiculous the material their children are having to learn actually is, and also just how counterintuitive the way it is they are expected to learn it - parents are just relieved it’s no longer on them. I’d love to love this book but the absolutely uninformed bull snot of this chapter has delegitimized the rest of the book for me.



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