GWS :: six

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People get smart by giving constant attention and thought to the concrete details of daily life,

by having to solve problems which are real and important,

where getting a good answer makes a real difference, and where Life or Nature tells them quickly whether their answer is any good or not.

The woods are such a place; so is the sea; so is any place where real, skilled work is being done–like a small farm…like your own orchards.

–John Holt in Growing Without Schooling Issue 8

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