“Once you learn, you never forget.” We have all heard that statement as it relates to riding a bicycle, and any of us who has ever taught a child to ride a bike know that for most children, this learning process requires time, patience, and perseverance. Riding a bike isn’t easy. Children are required to transfer their learning of a number of different skills (pedaling, balancing, steering, turning, and stopping, for example) and eventually put these distinct skills together to be a successful bike rider. For those of us in a position to provide the support and guidance, we find ourselves constantly providing feedback, with the ultimate goal of helping the child learn how to ride a bike safely and successfully, recognizing that they had to start somewhere. Read more
Brian M. Stack
Brian M. Stack, MEd, is the principal of Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston, New Hampshire. For the past decade, he has also been a member of the research, design, and implementation team for the school district’s nationally recognized K–12 competency-based system.
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