John Caldwell Holt<br />April 14, 1923-September 14, 1985<br />
The Road to Education…<br />"... the things I'm supposed to know so much about I never learned in schools." <br />Growing ...
Publications of John Holt; How Children Fail<br />http://iwcenglish1.typepad.com/Documents/Holt_How_Children_Fail.pdf<br /...
How Children Learn<br />http://www.foti-peter.hu/holt/hcl.pdf<br />Published in 1967<br />Focuses on how children learn:<b...
Connections to Dewey<br />Excerpt from How Children Learn: 	“What teachers and learners need to know is what we have known...
Later Years<br />Previous works republished (1982, 1983)  <br />“To a very great degree, school is a place where children ...
Works Cited<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Holt_(educator)<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Children_Fail<br ...
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  1. 1. John Caldwell Holt<br />April 14, 1923-September 14, 1985<br />
  2. 2. The Road to Education…<br />"... the things I'm supposed to know so much about I never learned in schools." <br />Growing up:<br />1920’s New England<br />Private Schools<br />University<br />Navy<br />5th Grade Teaching<br />Differences in toddlers vs. ten year olds<br />Children in school vs. children<br /> at home<br />Boston<br />Met Bill Hull<br />Educational research<br />John C. Holt<br />William E. “Bill” Hull<br />
  3. 3. Publications of John Holt; How Children Fail<br />http://iwcenglish1.typepad.com/Documents/Holt_How_Children_Fail.pdf<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS8OEhxjtzk<br />4:34-5:18<br />Published in 1964<br />Focuses on how Public <br /> schools failing:<br />Children love to learn, but not taught<br />Striving for “right” answers<br />Game of school<br />Only look for formal reasoning<br />
  4. 4. How Children Learn<br />http://www.foti-peter.hu/holt/hcl.pdf<br />Published in 1967<br />Focuses on how children learn:<br />Organic process of learning <br />Process of “unschooling”<br />Appealing to the student<br />H-O-R-S-E<br />John C. Holt<br />
  5. 5. Connections to Dewey<br />Excerpt from How Children Learn: “What teachers and learners need to know is what we have known for some time: first, that vivid, vital, pleasurable experiences are the easiest to remember, and secondly, that memory works best when unforced, that it is not a mule that can be made to walk by beating it.”<br />Founding theories for Holt<br />Theories are concrete, but <br />application isn’t practical<br />John Dewey<br />
  6. 6. Later Years<br />Previous works republished (1982, 1983) <br />“To a very great degree, school is a place where children learn to be stupid.”<br />Advocate of Home Schooling<br />More publications (many not listed here)<br />
  7. 7. Works Cited<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Holt_(educator)<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Children_Fail<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Children_Learn<br />

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