Thank you! I’m really quite interested in the role that social, interest-based interaction can play in learning. And I got interested in the issue of social development when I found zephoria online.
I find that through the silent sit-and-get classroom we’ve done a huge disservice to the growth of the intellect. We don’t feel as though we have control, we don’t know how to deal with it when we’re invited to it, we get a false impression of what it means to be creative, and our problem-solving skills are deeply diminished.
Constructivist classroom experiments like these give me hope that someday we’ll learn that if we want to prepare our students for the world we ought not to treat them like they can’t be a part of it.