What better way could we teach our children the importance of learning to push forward despite failure than to openly embrace in the education system Trial and Learn as our truly only human learning process. In doing so, we eliminate the stigma of failure and view it as an important part of the process of learning.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.
If what we learn is no more than what we expect to learn, then we have learned nothing at all.
I train jiu jitsu because I love jiu jitsu. But I also train knowing that my practice in this art will allow me better practice in any art. If you have learned one thing, you have learned all things, because you have learned how to learn. I can think of no more worthwhile pursuit of education.
Learn how to learn...then start learning
The institution of teachership is there for this reason, that the learner must learn how to learn.
Children learn from anything and everything they see. They learn wherever they are, not just in special learning places.
When we unnecessarily elongate the process of "learning to read," we postpone "reading to learn" - learning itself - by years.
What you learn from others you can use to follow.What you learn for yourself you can use to lead.
I use my understanding of jiu jitsu as a road map to learn other activities. I look for the similarities between the two, and use jiu jitsu as an allegory for whatever my new practice may be. I truly believe once you have learned one thing, you have learned all things because you have learned how to learn.