Things You Learn – Talking to people about teaching and learning�|�
An interesting new online journal about learning – all sorts of learning! I wrote about two very different experiences of starting school in a country where I didn’t speak the language, and what it’s meant to my life:
The first two things I learned in preschool were that I didn’t fit in and life was unfair. In fact, I’m confident that was the sum total of my learning there.
The first two things I learned in kindergarten were that learning was fun and school was a good place to be.
To read the rest of the article, and great ones by Penni Russon, Martin Jorgensen, Alain de Boton and many more… :
Wendy Orr is a Canadian-born Australian writer. Her books for children and adults have been published in 27 countries and won awards around the world. Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea have also become feature films, starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island) and Bindi Irwin (Return to Nim’s Island.) Her latest book is Cuckoo’s Flight, a companion to the highly acclaimed Bronze Age novels Dragonfly Song and Swallow’s Dance. Read full bio