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Enrichment Beyond the Classroom

"Quote Of The Week"

Quote 1:

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. "
Benjamin Franklin

I strongly agree with this quote. The number of times that students have forgotten what was said in the class the week before! However, when the student connects with what is being taught, whether it's a hands-on activity or material that resonates with his or her experience are the lessons that stick in the student's mind. I remember a student at Knowledge-Box who had been told that the area of a triangle can be found by working out the area of a triangle and then dividing it by two. I realised that the student didn't understand what that meant and how to then transfer that learning between problems. By having the student use actual paper rectangles, measuring and cutting these in two and then using the formula, the student was able to 'get' the formula. 

Quote 2:

"You're never too old to start learning, and you're never too young to aim high and achieve great things." 

Asa Hutchinson

I feel privileged to have known many adult learners who have pursued their dream of attaining a qualification. For a variety of reasons, these determined individuals could not complete their school education and did not attain their GCSEs at 16.  As adults, they enlisted the help of Knowledge-Box and they have gone on to privately sit for their GCSEs.
At the same time, we've had so many young learners who have amazed us with the wonderful things they have achieved. For example, we have one learner who is a successful child model. 

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