progressive education. Amy Valens http://tristatesradio.com en Teaching To The Child Rather Than To The Test http://tristatesradio.com/post/teaching-child-rather-test <p>The Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats said &ldquo;Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.&rdquo; That pretty well sums up the thinking behind a concept often referred to as progressive education.<br /><br />One of the concept&#39;s biggest advocates is Amy Valens. Her final year in the classroom is the subject of the documentary film <a href="http://www.augusttojune.com/" target="_blank"><em>August to June</em></a>, which was screened at <a href="http://www.wiu.edu/" target="_blank">Western Illinois University</a>.<br /> Sun, 18 Mar 2012 19:30:23 +0000 Rich Egger 12029 at http://tristatesradio.com Teaching To The Child Rather Than To The Test