The Fun of Learning

Of course, learning should be fun.  Why?  Because if the student is having fun, that student will be giving his or her full attention to the matter at hand.  
However, I do think that students need to be taught, as well, that learning is not ALWAYS going to involve fun, and that sometimes, to conquer challenging material, some effort must be made -- mental effort, an effort of time, reading effort, and problem-solving effort.  
What adult's life is ALWAYS fun?  To prepare students for adult life, and for further advanced learning, I believe that it is not ALWAYS necessary to make learning fun.
A teacher should not be expected to be an entertainer.  But a wise teacher will inject a bit of fun every now and then.


Judy L.

Education Specialist, Patient and Knowledgeable

200+ hours
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