The Passionate Learner: How Teachers and Parents Can Help by Robert Fried

By Robert Fried

A realistic consultant for holding younger people''s interest alive All young ones start existence as passionate, curious newcomers. yet at school, too many turn into alienated from the enjoyment of studying. packed with tales and particular principles, The Passionate Learner is a guide for cultivating kids'' passionate engagement with studying in any respect a long time. ''A clever, reasonable treatise at the customers of reclaiming children''s engagement with studying. . . . Fried is inspirational and practical.'' —Publishers Weekly ''[A] attention-grabbing examine the way in which little ones lose their common skill to profit as they input and growth via institution. . . . [Fried] outlines ideas for folks, academics, and college structures to brighten up the instructing method and recapture children''s average ardour for studying. An inspiring source for folks and teachers.'' —Booklist ''Should be required analyzing for all educators dedicated to reforming school rooms and reviving the spirit of learning.'' —Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, Emory collage ''Fried accomplishes right here what so few schooling writers have even attempted—he speaks to oldsters within the similar transparent, nonjargon prose he deals to teachers.'' —Seymour Sarason, writer of educating as a appearing paintings ''Fried''s reflections are dead-on.'' —Teacher journal ''Accurate and thought-provoking analyses of what we think and what education truly promotes.'' —Principal journal Robert L. Fried is affiliate professor of schooling at Northeastern college in Boston, and works with academics and oldsters in colleges round the nation. writer of The Passionate instructor: a realistic advisor, he lives in harmony, New Hampshire.

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By Robert Fried

A realistic consultant for holding younger people''s interest alive All young ones start existence as passionate, curious newcomers. yet at school, too many turn into alienated from the enjoyment of studying. packed with tales and particular principles, The Passionate Learner is a guide for cultivating kids'' passionate engagement with studying in any respect a long time. ''A clever, reasonable treatise at the customers of reclaiming children''s engagement with studying. . . . Fried is inspirational and practical.'' —Publishers Weekly ''[A] attention-grabbing examine the way in which little ones lose their common skill to profit as they input and growth via institution. . . . [Fried] outlines ideas for folks, academics, and college structures to brighten up the instructing method and recapture children''s average ardour for studying. An inspiring source for folks and teachers.'' —Booklist ''Should be required analyzing for all educators dedicated to reforming school rooms and reviving the spirit of learning.'' —Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, Emory collage ''Fried accomplishes right here what so few schooling writers have even attempted—he speaks to oldsters within the similar transparent, nonjargon prose he deals to teachers.'' —Seymour Sarason, writer of educating as a appearing paintings ''Fried''s reflections are dead-on.'' —Teacher journal ''Accurate and thought-provoking analyses of what we think and what education truly promotes.'' —Principal journal Robert L. Fried is affiliate professor of schooling at Northeastern college in Boston, and works with academics and oldsters in colleges round the nation. writer of The Passionate instructor: a realistic advisor, he lives in harmony, New Hampshire.

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1 We may observe another set of rifts among students for whom the joy of learning has turned into a race to be at the head of the class: . They are too focused on their teachers or parents, instead of on learning for its own sake; inner motivation is replaced by working for the grade. . 2 . They see themselves ahead of most of their peers, academically, and worry that ‘‘the teacher always has to slow down and go over the same old stuff for other kids who haven’t yet got it;’’ they are bored by how easy schoolwork is.

How can we bring our children and those we teach back from the brink? How can we guide them to successful academic experiences without exacting from them, as a price of academic success, the surrender of their spirit of passionate learning? Signs and Origins of the Chasm There are many causes of the chasm that opens up between a continuation of wonder, of openness, of energy in children’s learning and the reality of school. They fall into various categories and affect diverse children in similar and dissimilar ways.

In panic, Peter forms his first sentence: ‘‘Ma Ma! No No! ’’ The toddler who runs ahead of—away from—his mother, turning back every so often to make sure she is following closely; who dares to take on the world so long as the protecting arms will be there. The early years, so full of learning and the increase of skills, awarenesses, words, questions, that their ve  The Promise of Passionate Learning locity and abundance cannot be captured by even the most ardent of parent chroniclers. Songs and rhymes sung and learned by heart, then proudly performed at church and family gatherings.

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