The Secret Recipe for a Great Education

Gavin McCormack sent me the following excellent recipe for a great education for children:
1. Prepare a learning environment that is mostly familiar, but with a dash of uncertainty.
2. Introduce the students to the materials before them and explain the learning objective.
3. Model how to use these materials and make your expectations clear.
4. Allow for questions.
5. Walk away and give the students time, space and flexibility to create a solution.
6. Observe students at work.
7. Take notes of their actions, traits and Behaviors which helps you create more learning environments.
8. Meet with each student and give feedback and take feedback.
9. Repeat these procedures, refining and preparing for every chance of success for all.
10. Keep refining and repeat through the year before releasing students to the world.

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