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Four Ways to Foster a Love of Learning

Albert Einstein is quoted as once saying, "The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."

There is a difference between learning and education, and unfortunately sometimes the effort to educate kills the desire to learn. Especially if a child struggles to fit into the environment of institutionalized education, the effort to force them to learn in a way that doesn't come naturally to them can be devastating.

Spend a day in an American public high school and you'll be exposed to teenagers who count the days to the time when they graduate and can stop learning. This isn't the natural human condition. Human beings are born curious and eager learners. So, how do we foster and nurture the love of learning that every child is born with during the process of educating them?

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