Experience is the only teacher

Can we please stop talking and start learning by doing something?  You can lecture and reason with learners all day long but they will not understand a word of truth until they  experience it for themselves. It has been said experience is the best teacher, but I believe experience is the only teacher.

Experience teaches learners to be self-evolving and adapt to the rapid pace of change that makes it impossible to know what will happen in the future.  Teachers need to become self-evolving themselves, embracing change .  Grant Lichtman in a TEDx talk, challenges to all educators: stop talking about it; start doing it.

Education must help learners prepare for the struggles of life. Great teaching and learning reveals a strength of character, a spirit of philanthropy, and a courage to be heard. Real education teaches each learner to stand on his or her own.



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