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knowledge crystalizes when you use it

people don't like homework because its required, but its actually really useful if you're trying crystallize what you're learning so you can use it 10 years later

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/blogs/secretlife/blogposts/the-...

http://www.amazon.com/Mind-Numbers-Science-Flunked-Algebra/d...

http://www.barbaraoakley.com/pdf/10rulesofstudying.pdf

later in life, its hard to get those second opinions

people let their ego's need for 'respect' get in the way of what's best for them in the long run




Well I'm not suggesting that there be no homework. I'm just saying that teachers don't necessarily need to worry about managing it. It seems to be that this is one way to realize the kind of school system that the author wants.

people let their ego's need for 'respect' get in the way of what's best for them in the long run

I think there is more to the "respect" that the author wants than just satisfying his ego. If respect for students leads to giving students autonomy then it can lead to a meaningful change in the way that schooling operates.




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