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I recently retired from teaching after 33 years and I believe so strongly in the "natural learning" philosophy. My educational years as a student were a matter of survival. I have asperghers which was unknown in those years and had limited social skills. Every
day was a struggle to get through it and I didn't know what was wrong with me. Somehow I survived it all and became stronger for it. I have so many stories related to my educational years that I have used to help other students who like me struggle with the "system" called school. I would love to see a complete make-over of the system and utilize play, social skills, hands on learning, communing more with nature, etc. This is the only learning that is worthy of being called education.

Terry thourson
Wauconda, Illinois