Saturday, January 9, 2010

Self-Directed Learning

One evening last week:
Engineer: Mom, can I earn a special prize by doing a report on Saturn?
Me: No, but you can work on a report during your school time tomorrow.
Engineer: Can I make one of those big 3-sided poster boards?
Me: You would have to write a lot to make a poster that big, are you sure you want to write that much?
Engineer: Yep-can I start now?

3 days later; one page typed and healthy interest in Saturn's moon's developing. I love self-directed learning!

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