‘If we fail to give our students time, a voice or a choice, then we will fail to find out what really drives them to learn.’
Our job is to design an environment, a pedagogy and a curriculum that allows for experimentation, it encourages questioning and promotes failure.
For our children to find their way in this world, for them to discover what makes their heart beat, their blood pump and their passion grow stronger, we must ‘follow the child.”
We must allow them to have a choice in how they will represent their findings, we must structure a lesson so that it is completely open ended and we must take heed of the opinions of our learners.
It is hard for teachers to let go of the reigns, it is difficult to say ‘yes’ when children ask to take on the impossible, and it is time consuming to have everyone following their heart!
But when we do this, we allow children to find their passion from a very early age and once we know what makes our children excited to learn……..
Anything is possible!!! ❤️
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