What Education Should Be Like


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Two semi-philosophical posts in a row. I’m very sorry. I’ll get back on track soon, I promise.

I took this picture of my son a while back. We found what a Flickr commenter tells me is a luna moth caterpillar.

To me it embodies everything education should be. It was real. It was exciting. It was hands on. It made an impression. It was fun.

To top it off, the social nature of the Internet and commenting gave us another avenue to explore and that led to more learning. He still remembers it today and this experience increased his interest in animals and nature.

I wonder how often this happens for students in school?