My young son learns by watching, by listening, by mimicking, by testing.
He learns how to eat by watching me eat and then eating.
He learns how to speak by hearing me speak and then speaking.
He learns how to stand by standing. And I’m sure it’s because he sees us moving around that he wants to as well.
Brought down to this simplicity, I am reminded of how important I am as a model in the learning process.
And how important it is to let students do.