It's Like Riding a Bike: How to make learning last a lifetime

David M Schmittou

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Since the enactment of No Child Left Behind and the more recent Every Child Succeeds Act, you would think student achievement would be on the rise.<br>But SAT scores are dipping, college and career readiness are at all-time lows, and parents are wondering what’s gone wrong.<br>David M. Schmittou, Ed.D., a career educator, seeks to find out why by asking a simple question: Why do we have such a difficult time remembering what we learned in school and yet we never forget how to ride a bike—something we learned when we were five or six?<br>Riding a bicycle requires fine motor controls, concentration, dexterity, and balance, but children can master the skill even before they enter school.<br>Students can learn academic subjects in the same fashion, but it will require us to take a radical new approach to education—one that requires learners to enter real-world settings instead of classrooms separated from reality.<br>We can no longer afford to spend millions of dollars without seeing results. It’s time to bolster education for all by mastering the ideas and principles in It’s Like Riding a Bike.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherArchway Publishing
ISBN (Print)978-1480845121
StatePublished - Mar 22 2017


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