The Education of Little Homo Sapiens: Human Evolution and the Intelligent Design of School

This is the true story of Little Homo Sapiens: a walking, talking, social school-kid who never evolved to read… …and her species is not adapted to sit-down, shut-up, and learn! “Nothing in education makes sense except in the light of evolution” is the bold premise of this book. The author makes the case that achievement

This is the true story of Little Homo Sapiens: a walking, talking, social school-kid who never evolved to read… …and her species is not adapted to sit-down, shut-up, and learn! “Nothing in education makes sense except in the light of evolution” is the bold premise of this book. The author makes the case that achievement gaps can be understood as conflicts between school and students’ ancient hunter-gatherer biology. Using human evolution as a principle of design in school reform, schools can employ universal strategies that benefit every student – especially those that need it most. This is the evolution of education!