Thursday, February 7, 2013

Knowing the Real Thing When You See/Hear/Taste It

One way to characterize the education I received as a young child was to keep the kid from recognizing his or her own perceptual power.

As a teacher I make it my priority that each child know that the integrity of their response is what counts, not mine. 

That old fashioned method is resurfacing with a vengeance in this era of testing, testing, testing; competing, competing, competing.

We hold our children back in every way, stifling creativity and discouraging the development of their critical faculties by leading them to believe that right answers are what count.