It's used all the time. Is it appropriate? At what age do you allow it to happen? Are we willing to accept that it actually has positive, long term benefits?
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A boy stands on a riverbank with a rock in hand. Knowing well the outcome before he hurls the baseball-sized object into the water, he still grows excited about the process: find a rock, pick it up, chunk it, and see the splash and subsequent ripples.
In the coming days and weeks, there will be football playoffs, basketball practice, and a winter pitching clinic - and that's all for one high school athlete.
Last month we discussed the topic of adaptive expertise and with it, the concept of deep learning. Deep learning, a concept that is best depicted in the image above, has its roots in relationships. These relationships enhance the ability to engage students in their learning, allowing the "deep" to take place.