Text and Independence

You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.” — Dr. Seuss

I love Dr. Seuss and I love Dr. Seuss quotes. 🙂

One of the greatest things we have gained from text is the independence and individualization of learning. The ability to read text opens doors that would previously have remained closed. Students go to mainstream schools and sit in classes reading what is expected of them, only to go home and read what excites and interests them. Sometimes they are the same things, but not often.

Technology and text going hand-in-hand has opened up even more doors for students as now they have access to even more text, as well as opportunities beyond the written word.

Schools are wonderful places to be but Dr. Seuss had it right, there is still a lot you’re going to figure out and learn on your own, in your room. 🙂


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