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10 Lessons for Education from Dr. Seuss (Steve Guditus)

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A big happy birthday to Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel.  Dr. Seuss was an inspiration to many, and on his birthday, I thought it would be fitting to reflect upon lessons we can learn from Dr. Seuss' books*.  In so many ways, he was insightful and ahead of his time; his simple messages permeate education still today.  Ten lessons for education from Dr. Seuss' books:

Schools should help students take ownership and responsibility of their learning process, to help them become lifelong learners and discover their own passions. (You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...Oh, the Places You'll Go!)Students must find their own voice and their own identity.  Embracing the growth of the whole child is essential to success in our world today.  (Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is…