EMG Quote of the Week – An important realisation…
This quote reminds of the Billy Joel lyric – We didn’t start the fire! The song is a brief outline of the major headlines between the singers birth in 1949 and when it was released in 1989. The relationship between fire, sparking of ideas and events is quite a visual connection. Fire itself is all consuming. The writer of the quote has tried to capture this feeling of learning being not just a passive transference of knowledge but an active, alive and consuming process of discovery and building upon knowledge and understanding. The quote itself really reflects learning as a process of building blocks – a constructivist approach to learning. The author of the quote here also seems to capture that the environment is important as well. Like a fire, it starts small and hopefully catches on, building into something consuming. The environment and modelling of that inquisitive discovery of learning is so vital – students need some direction with this, but they will also feed off of your enthusiasm for the subject or topic as well.
What are you doing to spark interest in students learning? How are you modelling this to students?
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Written by Michael Dunn – EMG Consultant and Primary Teacher