quote by john holt, “trust children. nothing could be more simple, or more difficult. difficult because to trust children we must learn to trust ourselves, and most of us were taught as children that we could not be trusted”
Visual Reflections on Learning and Children: John Holt Quotes
What is essential is to realise that children learn independently, not in bunches; that they learn out of interest and curiosity, not to please or appease the adults in power; and that they ought to be in control of their own learning, deciding for themse
We destroy the love of learning in children, which is so strong when they are small, by encouraging and compelling them to work for petty and contemptible rewards, gold stars, or papers marked 100 and tacked to the wall, or A's on report cards, or honor rolls, or dean's lists, or Phi Beta Kappa keys, in short, for the ignoble satisfaction of feeling that they are better than someone else. John Holt homeschooling quote featured on Fearless Homeschool.
Read Homeschooling & Unschooling Quotes here!"My concern is not to improve 'education' but to do away with it, to end the ugly and anti-human business of people-shaping and to allow and help people to shape themselves.