Here is a learning page which is very Montessori in it’s approach. Plus, it offers some keen insights into the functions of learning and why your child’s 21st century report card should contain 6 C’s. Below, click on the image for the full article over at KQED, an affiliate of NPR and PBS.
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The 6 C’s are functions of learning most of us have already figured out and we probably use them on a regular basis. Where this article may accelerate our own thinking is how one synthesizes functions like collaboration and communication (oops! I just gave away two of the six) to help a child develop a mindset of mastery for a subject or idea? It also offers an important reminder that critical thinking skills are often explored and developed by a child when the adult offers reflective listening. Simple enough but often overlooked.
This article offers a great deal of information on how we can help the child have those “Aha!” moments while taking them further and deeper into their own discoveries. It also helped me as an adult remember that in an age of information, wisdom is the outcome I seek for myself and the child.
Here’s a challenge for you to share in our comments section:
- Offer one of the 6 C’s of a child’s 21st century postcard and explain how you recently used it at home or in the classroom?
- Which of the 4 levels of development have you recently seen unfold in a child’s life?