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15 March 2012
Re-Thinking the Way We Learn
“…Most children do not learn to read merely by exposure to printed texts..”
~ Daniel Willingham, University of Virginia
I recently read a fascinating article on learning in the Spring Feature of my alma mater’s magazine.
Check it out here: Re-Thinking the Way We Learn.—