Leave room for learning

Published by Lori Pickert on October 11, 2008 at 01:04 PM

[W]e have to discuss more fully the role that children assume in the construction of self and knowledge, and the help they get in these matters from adults. It is obvious that between learning and teaching, we honor the first. It is not that we ostracize teaching, but that we declare, “Stand aside for awhile and leave room for learning, observe carefully what children do, and then, if you have understood well, perhaps teaching will be different from before.” — Loris Malaguzzi, The Hundred Languages of Children

4 comments

Comment by Deb on October 12, 2008 at 10:47 PM

Hi Lori,
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I love the above quote. I've so many views on education that's different from the norm here in the UK that it's refreshing to find your blog! Lots to read so I shall be back!

Comment by Lori Pickert on October 13, 2008 at 01:45 AM

deb, thank you so much, and thanks for visiting! i hope you do come back! :^)

Comment by nancy on October 13, 2008 at 08:22 PM

Just wanted to thank you for inspiring me to organize from your "the art of organization" post. Here is a link to my current post which credits you, http://www.emeraldlane.com/blog/?p=347
Also, I'm enjoying all you have to say these days about education. It is all inspiring!

Comment by Lori Pickert on October 13, 2008 at 09:06 PM

nancy, thanks so much - your newly organized space looks awesome!

and thank you re: the education posts .. they’ll be trickling out slowly .. hopefully steadily. ;^) thank you!

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