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The Importance of Being Little

The Importance of Being Little

by Erika Christakis

ERIKA CHRISTAKIS

"Buliding a fort Activates more cognitive learning domains than doing worksheet At the table."

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Ageless Questions Answered

1. Why the No Child Left Behind program actually held most children back?

2. Which professions pay the same as teachers?

3. Why teaching young children how to read a calendar is a pointless exercise?

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Pre-school System Serves Adults More Than Their Students

Preschool system is designed by adults to serve them the purpose of nurturing children.

Everyone sitting in their respective chairs paying attention to the one standing in the room. Does it sound familiar? Does it sound like meetings or classrooms?

The modern classrooms are more focus...

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Adults Forget What It Likes To Be A Child

Kids are remarkably adept at teaching themselves what they like. For instance, babies of just ten months can tell when they’re being spok⁵en to in different languages. By forcing a strict curriculum onto creative children, we actually damage this natural ability. So why do we do it?

It all ...

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Poor Educational Funding

Today we know more about children’s minds than ever before. We also clearly understand the importance of high-quality education. But then why aren’t we allocating resources to make these ideas a reality?

The teachers are being paid low wages that is directly proportional to the quality of t...

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Useless facts don’t do as much for children’s success as skills.

At the core of these much-needed improvements would be removing the parts of curriculum that focus on useless facts and replacing them with skills. This would equip young people with everything they need to succeed throughout school and life.

Consider how a child could use problem-solving ...

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