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When I was in Luz's class, I sat down at the computer next to one child. He had on his earphones and was working on his colors. He was merrily clicking on one color after another. I asked him, "Are you just learning your color names or are you practicing?"
"Practicing," he replied.
"Then try it this way. First, before you click on the color try to say the name of the color. Then click on the color and see if you are right. When you predict the color first, you find out how much you already know and if you need to practice that color anymore or not."
And then he tried it that way and rewarded me with a big smile.
It just reminded me that sometimes we need to teach children how to help themselves learn.