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

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Last Updated: July 03, 2018


We hope you find this an accessible, safe, and trustworthy source for facts that describe choices people make while learning. This site is by teachers for teachers and other educators, whether serving as administrators, education software developers, therapists, parent, or in another role intended to assist people change their social life.

Classic Education exists as a response to the question, How do people learn? Tell me the step-by-step observable actions people use to learn. This is one of the most exciting questions in the science of human behavior, the systematic basis for education. Science is a social activity and so is learning. The how question addresses the big, basic question without resorting to speculations, theories, and other generalizations.

We named this site Classic Education to indicate that learners make the same kinds of choices whether learning the classics or floor sweeping. Whether using an electronic communication device, a graphics book, or deciphering a written or oral language.

We grounded this view in the minimum of what is common across more than a century of experimental behavioral and social science research report descriptions of learning.

These descriptions form a technical-scientific language of learning that teachers use by chance or by intent to choose who learns from their lessons. Intentional application of these descriptions in lessons increases the likelihood of all students learning lessons, whether they meet Common Core or other social standards.

The name of this site implies that these are the choices that the most and least accomplished people use to learn. The name also implies how you may join other learners and educators who use these facts to accelerate, increase, and deepen (AID) learning promptly and sometimes dramatically.

Classic Education uses a learners’ view to distinguish how from what people learn. This distinction occurs today as it appears to have occurred among humans eons ago. This view makes learning observable with human senses without inferring unseen brain or other activity irrespective of social, political, and other influences. Observers may use these descriptions to monitor the extent to which lessons match choices learners make as they attempt to show they learned a lesson.

Novelists, poets, and other story tellers, adventurers, sages, and folklorists have used and described these patterns for uncounted generations and societies. These scribes and bards mixed their descriptions of learning, sometimes identifiable only by inference, among other phrases. ALV helps to find them in those mixes.

Writers post pages for readers of professional journals as well as of the Los Angeles Times, the Modesto Bee, or Time.

Whatever shortcomings exist, at least readers have something to modify. I wish I had had a site like this to review and extend my classic education, teaching, and research.

Please use, edit, and add to the text, videos, audios, and graphics to make sure these descriptions of social patterns people use step-by-step to learn are accurate, helpful, and current.


  1. A Completed Teacher (ACT): A Learners’ View of Teaching and Learning
  2. Depictions of Learning in Arts and Literature
  3. Distinguishing How from What People Learn – Q&A 
  4. Introduction to this site 
  5. Introduction to a Learners’ View for Learners: A Guide for Learning More, Easier, and Faster
  6. Performance Standard for Educators
  7. Technical-Scientific Literacy of Educators (TSLE)
  8. Who cares and other questions about classic education and EduClassics.com

Related Reading

  1. A Note to Readers
  2. A Preliminary Word with Readers
  3. Behind Classic Education 
  4. How this Site is Different
  5. How to Use “(ALV) a Learners’ view for Teachers”
  6. Introduction to Learning
  7. Narratives of a Learners’ View
  8. Notes about ALV
  9. Watch our Progress

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  2. Classic Education: A Learners’ View of Choices … eBook Jacket Blurb
  3. Diagram a Sentence
  4. Language of Learning (LANOL)
  5. Video: Nas and Maya Angelo talk about learning during interviews with Charlie Rose


Development of this site continues almost daily. Classic Education: A Learners’ View (ALV) of Choices during Teaching and Learning was launched on November 29, 2008, has gone through several revisions plus their iterations, and has grown to include over 339 main pages plus articles that develop overviews on these pages created by enthusiasts like you! (Previously at EduClassics.com.)