The author of this article is Daniel T. Willingham.
He is a psychologist at the University of Virginia and author of some very good books on learning, schools and education.
He is a good, careful and informed thinker on the subject of learning and children.
I recommend his book "Why Don't Students Like School?"  for an insightful look at one of the pieces of the puzzle that is Education.
 "Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom" https://www.amazon.com/Why-Dont-Students-Like-School/dp/0470...