Tuesday’s Word

Hueristic
adjective

relating to a method of teaching or learning in which you learn from your own discoveries and experiences

I read this word in the context of an adaptable computer virus-control system, but it seems to apply to any form of adaptive learning.  As a mommy of a toddler not too far from preschool, I’ve got education on my mind a lot.  The term heuristic made me think of another word.  So it’s two for one day!

Montessori
adjective

model of education characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological development

Definitions taken from Onelook http://www.onelook.com/?w=heuristic&ls=a and Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montesori.

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About Jessi Gage

Jessi lives with her husband and children in the Seattle area. She’s a passionate reader of all genres of romance, especially anything involving the paranormal. Ghosts, demons, vampires, witches, weres, faeries...you name it, she’ll read it. As for writing, she's sticking to Highlanders and contemporaries with a paranormal twist (for now). A career student (aka indecisive and inquisitive bookworm), Jessi brings her love of research to her worlds and characters. Her guiding tenet in her writing is that good always trumps evil, but not before evil gives good one heck of a run for its money. The last time she imagined a world without romance novels, her husband found her crouched in the corner, rocking.
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