Falk Marketing Materials 21 Wishes - Page 8

6 . .. to use educational tools in developmentally appropriate ways to deepen understanding. A primary child cutting out geometric shapes with a pair of scissors and a middle school child exploring three-dimensional models on the computer are both involved in manipulating educational tools. There is a movement in learning from the concrete to the abstract, including the body as well as the mind. When this happens, a deeper understanding is possible, an understanding that is more permanent. “Someday, in the distant future, our grandchildren’s grandchildren will develop a new equivalent of our classrooms. They will spend many hours in front of boxes with fires glowing within. May they have the wisdom to know the difference between light and knowledge.” —Plato “He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” —Confucius