Education sans Academics

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So much learning takes place outside of the academic setting. Here's one example that we got to participate in yesterday:


Tower Building

Motor skills, physics, color and shape recognition, socializing... naturally with just a bucket of blocks.


The Joy of Blocks


Higher! Higher!

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Surrogate Father

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4 Responses to Education sans Academics

  1. TexasHeather says:

    Don't forget gravity lessons when someone knocks down the tower. And maybe first aid when someone gets bonked on the head...or is that just with boys? Blocks are a great learning toy, and education without academics is our favorite way to do school. Looks like a fun day!

  2. Luke says:

    They totally got several lessons in gravity <smile>. They would frequently say, "Collapse!" when one of the towers would topple.

    ~Luke

  3. Kim & Dave says:

    So many lessons with blocks......& like Heather said-so much of learning is before the books come out & after they are put away for the day!

  4. Luke says:

    Agreed. Much of what we learn happens outside of formal schooling. Not to say schooling isn't important, but that learning is ideally a life-long process that we participate in all our lives <smile>.

    ~Luke

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