Dear Teacher

A Learners’ View (ALV) Is Of Choices On The Shortest And Fastest Path To Learning, The Oxygen Of Social Life.


What will I learn in class today, and / How will I learn it?

That’s a puzzle, a problem for me, / Do you see?

Will you show and tell me, / The problem each lesson solves, or

Will you hide what I’m to learn / In a blizzard of sights, and sounds

For me to sort through and / Figure out how to put them together

In a way that you and others accept?

If you show and tell me straight, / Will you do so in ways

That match the choices / I will likely make, or

Will you make your own choices / That cost me more time

Than when you match mine?

This is the way I start your class / Each time I attend.

I’m here now, so / What and how will I learn today?


Ima Learner


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Related Resource

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Last Edited: June 25, 2016