"The free play of art is the result of mastery. " --Ernst Fischer, The Necessity of Art

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." --Ladybird Johnson

"...a well-trained ear, a well-trained intelligence, a well-trained heart, and a well-trained hand...." --Zoltan Kodaly


Learning Link, 26

How to help kids love to read and to write

Mem Fox cares deeply about people reading aloud to children (see post from Saturday, 10/2/10, for more info) as a way of fostering the love of reading.

  826 National cares deeply about helping children to discover the joys of reading and writing, through 1:1 tutoring in an 8-city network of non-profit learning centers.  It's an amazing and vibrant organization--one which yields results.  

We (in the public school system) could learn much from the philosophy and methods of 826 National...and perhaps even be inspired to teach, as they inspire kids to read and to write.

Interested to know more about this great organization?  I learned about it from Paul Overton, over at
Dudecraft.   ( His site is featuring a direct link to 826 National as well as an in-depth post about the organization.)   Great stuff all around!

See you tomorrow.


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