All children begin life as passionate, curious learners. But in school, too many become alienated from the joy of learning. Filled with stories and specific ideas, The Passionate Learner is a handbook for cultivating kids' passionate engagement with learning at all ages.
'A wise, realistic treatise on the prospects of reclaiming children's engagement with learning. . . . Fried is inspirational and practical.' --Publishers Weekly
'[A] fascinating look at the way children lose their natural ability to learn as they enter and progress through school. . . . [Fried] outlines strategies for parents, teachers, and school systems to enliven the teaching process and recapture children's natural passion for learning. An inspiring resource for parents and teachers.' --Booklist
'Should be required reading for all educators committed to reforming classrooms and reviving the spirit of learning.' --Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, Emory University
'Fried accomplishes here what so few education writers have even attempted-he speaks to parents in the same clear, nonjargon prose he offers to teachers.' --Seymour Sarason, author of Teaching as a Performing Art
'Fried's reflections are dead-on.' --Teacher Magazine
'Accurate and thought-provoking analyses of what we believe and what schooling actually promotes.' --Principal Magazine