Learning How to Learn
Friday Focus! November 5 “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and
he will eat for the rest of his life.” Ancient Chinese proverb “Teach a child content and he will pass a test. Teach a child HOW to
learn all content and he will pass ALL tests.” Beth Richardson A good teacher teaches students how to become their own teacher.
Remember that the highest level of learning is evidenced by being able to teach someone else. This is why some kids and adults are successful and some aren’t. Some know how to teach themselves (learn) whatever needs to be learned; others don’t have that skill. You and I share a great and honorable mission in life. We are here on the planet to help people “learn how to learn” and, in effect, become teachers. Now, I know all of our students aren’t going to major in education, but can you honestly say that as an adult they will live even one day without having to be “the teacher” in some way for themselves, their own children, their colleagues, their family, or their friends? Do you remember these? Prior knowledge Defined purpose