As I mentioned earlier, some RDI objectives have been updated recently, so our consultant thought it might be good to revisit them. She was right. I just read a short essay on Engaged Learning, and it really helped remind me about where we’re going. Very inspirational. Briefly, Engaged Learning is the idea that learning must be active, where the learner is fully participating in gaining knowledge, transforming it, integrating it into earlier knowledge and evaluating their own progress.
For me, it means that Zip learns to learn and likes to learn. That’s it. This is how I’d like him to live his life.
I must remember this as I get caught up in school goals and worksheets and manipulatives. They are not the point. Engaged Learning is the point.