Preview of Classic Education: A Learners’ View of Choices during Teaching and Learning

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

Simplify, then Extrapolate.

Last Edited: September 13, 2018

Main Article: FRONT MATTER

Theme: Sample descriptions of results by teachers instructing lessons with a learners’ view (ALV) of learning


the journeyFROM A LEARNERS’ VIEW (ALV), LEARNERS MAKE CHOICES while learning. These choices distinguish How to from What they learn.

Experimental behavioral and social scientists have used and reported these choices to conduct their studies for over a century.

Lessons that match learners’ choices likely result in learning. In this way, learning occurs as social processes and the oxygen of social life.

Do you want your students to earn from your lessons results like the ones taken from excerpts on the following pages?

… a group of 15 four and five year old preschoolers followed Roger, their teacher, outdoors. He motioned toward the sky and said, “Point to the high (atmospheric) pressure area.” All of the children looked up and in unison pointed correctly to the high pressure area for each of the two layers of clouds above them. Their classroom lesson did not include instruction for identifying multiple pressure areas. The children generalized from the classroom lesson to solve the problem Roger gave them. I know this, because I was one of those children…

… Ms. Bonnie shows 3, 4, and 5 year old preschoolers how to read. Notice the level of excitement she generated as they used the dirt floor of Grandma’s tobacco barn as our teachers use books, whiteboards and computer screens… All of them tested between middle of 1st grade and middle of 2nd grade in math, science, and standard English after 20 minutes of instruction for each subject with 120 minutes total time in class five days a week for six weeks during the summer… Grandma asked Ms. Bonnie at the local Wishy Wash to teach her grandchildren to learn these things before they attended school, because Grandma “knew” they would not learn them in public school…”

… “You may be interested to learn that all 35 of these 5th grade students, including the five who qualified for special education, met or exceeded 5th grade standards and over half of the class completed over half of sixth grade standards successfully by the end of their regular 5th grade school year…” and

How Mr. Pahl has successfully used versions of these strategies while working with 150 high school science students, including with urban youth, some of whom worked at nights and lived alone in their cars. Educators have told him that they name his teaching as “differentiated instruction.” A more precise category of instruction would be to say that Mr. Pahl shows learners how to stay on the ALV Path while learning.

If you choose “Yes,” you want your students to earn these academic performance levels promptly, then continue to the detailed table of contents for more options in Classic Education: A Learners’ View (ALV) of Choices during Teaching and LearningRead More >


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